Oncologists May Be Too Quick to Refer Patients to Palliative Care Oncologists May Be Too Quick to Refer Patients to Palliative Care
Integrating palliative care into routine oncologic care need not always require a specialist team; oncology providers can provide basic palliative care services.MDedge (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

'How is it possible that at times we can be physicians and at times assistants in suicide?' Attitudes and experiences of palliative care physicians in respect of the current legal situation of suicide assistance in Switzerland - Tomczyk M, Andorno R, Jox RJ.
INTRODUCTION: Switzerland lacks specific legal regulation of assistance in suicide. The practice has, however, developed since the 1980s as a consequence of a gap in the Swiss Criminal Code and is performed by private right-to-die organisations. Traditiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Social Work Staffing May Increase Access, Use of Palliative Care
THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 -- There are significant increases in use of palliative care for recently hospitalized veterans when primary care teams have additional social work staffing, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 5, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Having ‘The Talk’ with Your Doctor About Your Late-Stage NSCLC Treatment and Outlook
Late-Stage NSCLC: What your doctor may talk about, like treatment, outcome, outlook, palliative care, hospice care, and end-of-life changes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric palliative care program offers Montreal families a glimmer of light in the darkness
This pediatric palliative care organization in Montreal's Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie borough places play at the heart of the care it provides to children with life-limiting illnesses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

My Unique Experience as a Nurse Practitioner in the Futures Program
During the Futures Program in 2021, I learned a lot about how to manage long-term care patients, which included weighing the risks and potential rewards of aspirin in our older patient population, minimizing polypharmacy, and broaching palliative care as an ongoing discussion over several visits. But what struck me the most during this conference was how unique my experience as a nurse practitioner was compared with that of other providers — namely, physicians. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Rebecca Waksmunski Tags: Foundation Futures Source Type: news

My mastectomy left me feeling half the woman I used to be
After her surgery, Ishbel Moore was walking down the hospital hallway when she came to a junction. To her left was labour and delivery. To her right was palliative care. It felt like a metaphor for Ishbel’s life in that moment – somewhere between motherhood and death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Uganda: Speaker Petitioned Over Palliative Care Legislation
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -- The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) has petitioned Parliament for a national palliative care policy which will facilitate access to services by the terminally ill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director ’s statement to the press for International Universal Health Coverage ...
11 December 2022 – Good afternoon and welcome to today’s press briefing on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, which is held annually on 12 December. UHC Day is an official United Nations-designated day marking the anniversary of a unanimous decision seven years ago to endorse universal health coverage as an essential component of international development. Under this year’s theme, “Build the World We Want: A Healthy Future for All”, UHC Day provides an opportunity to advocate for universal health coverage and for the key role that primary health care plays in achieving UHC and ensuring hea...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 8, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Study: Early Mesothelioma HIPEC Surgery Extends Survival
Sooner is better when it comes to aggressively treating peritoneal mesothelioma cancer with a combination of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Waiting could cost a patient months of survival. Rejecting surgery could cost them years. The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery published a study in November that showed for the first time to what degree a delay in having the mesothelioma surgery, or not getting it at all, can affect overall survival for patients. Results of the mesothelioma study were presented earlier this year at the annual Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 8, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Peritoneal Surgical procedures Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage Day: building the healthy future we want
8 December 2022 – To celebrate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day on 12 December and in line with the theme of this year “Build the World We Want: A Healthy Future for All”, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is organizing a meeting on primary health care (PHC) for universal health coverage (UHC) and health security in the Eastern Mediterranean Region from 11 to 15 December 2022. The meeting will bring together more than 100 stakeholders from government, the private sector, donors, academia and the health sector to renew commitment to achieving UHC and health security. Participants will share cou...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 8, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Sophie Pugh forced to choose between horrific chemo and palliative care after cancer find
A 28-year-old woman faces death after doctors dismissed cancer symptoms as bad period pain and sent her home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 80% of cancer patients in palliative care units report the same symptom - ‘severe’
Countless reports highlight the physical and mental burden of cancer on terminally ill patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil failed to improve pain or quality of life in palliative care cancer patients, study shows
Researchers say despite the lack of symptom relief, more trials are needed to focus on the targeted use of medicinal cannabisGet ourmorning and afternoon news emails,free app ordaily news podcastThe first high quality study looking at the impact of cannabidiol oil on palliative care patients with advanced cancer found it did not improve their pain, depression, anxiety, or quality of life.Palliative care is one of the conditions for which medicinal cannabis has been approved in Australia.Sign up for Guardian Australia ’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundupContinue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Australia news Health Cannabis Drugs Medical research Source Type: news

Palliative care: 'My dad should not have been expected to die in office hours'
Most of the UK lacks consistent round-the-clock care for the terminally ill, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news