Palliative Care

Euthanasia: learn from Canada’s mistakes
Will Johnston | Oct 5 2016 | comment  
Now that doctors may kill, will people become terrified of palliative care?

A sugar coated poison pill for Victoria
Paul Russell | Jun 9 2016 | comment  
Another one-sided report on euthanasia, this time in the Australian state of Victoria

Australian health minister does not support euthanasia
Paul Russell | Apr 1 2016 | comment  
Health reforms include improvements in palliative care.

A virtual hospice
Derek Miedema | Jul 6 2015 | comment  
A palliative care effort in Canada celebrates its tenth year.

When life sentences draw to a close
Michael Cook | May 14 2014 | comment  
Here's a brilliant documentary about a hospice program for lifers in a Louisiana prison.

A palliative care physician says euthanasia is not needed
Michael Cook | Apr 4 2012 | comment  
Here's an excellent little debate between a doctor who supports legalised euthanasia in Australia and one who opposes it. Well worth a look. Hat tip to Paul Russell, of HOPE.

Millions lack access to palliative care, says Human Rights Watch
Michael Cook | Jun 10 2011 | comment  
Tens of millions of people worldwide are denied access to inexpensive medications for severe pain, Human Rights Watch said in a report released earlier this month. The 128-page report, "Global State of Pain Treatment: Access to Palliative Care as a Human Right," details the failure of many governments to take even basic steps to ensure that people with severe pain due to cancer, HIV, and other serious illnesses have access to palliative care. As a result, millions of patients live and die in great agony that could easily be prevented, Human Rights Watch said.

From a doctor who changed her mind
Michael Cook | Apr 9 2011 | comment  
Dr Diane E. Meier is one of America’s leading palliative care physicians. She is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is the recipient of numerous awards. She was once an advocate of assisted suicide, but has changed her mind. Here are some remarks she made last month at a community seminar in Vermont.
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