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How to have a better death

By |Mayo 8th, 2017|CALIDAD DE VIDA, CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, MORIR CON DIGNIDAD, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

End-of-life care How to have a better death Death is inevitable. A bad death is not IN 1662 a London haberdasher with an eye for numbers published the first quantitative account of death. John Graunt tallied causes such as “the King’s Evil”, a tubercular disease believed to be cured by the monarch’s touch. Others seem [...]

Nadie pide morir por un dolor tratable

By |Abril 12th, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, EUTANASIA, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

La eutanasia y los paliativos son derechos complementarios. Regular la muerte voluntaria impulsa el desarrollo de mejores cuidados al final de la vida Luis Montes En el debate sobre despenalización de la eutanasia, algunos grupos profesionales aseguran que antes de abordar esta cuestión es imprescindible desarrollar más los cuidados paliativos y hacerlos accesibles a todos [...]

Joint advocacy for palliative care in Delhi

By |Marzo 27th, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

Author: Dr Mary Ann Mukaden (IAPC), Prof. Julia Downing (ICPCN), Dr Stephen Connor (WHPCA), Dr Veronic Dinand (IAP) 17 March 2017 Following the recent successful Indian Association of Palliative Care Conference (IAPCON) in Coimbatore, a team from the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), the International Children’s Palliative [...]

BMJ publishes summary of NICE guidance on end of life care for infants, children and young people

By |Enero 19th, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES, PEDIATRICOS|

Last month the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a helpful summary of the NICE guidance on end of life care for infants, children and young people with life limiting conditions. A helpful 4 page summary of the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance on End of life care for infants, children [...]

American Children Deserve a Better Death

By |Enero 19th, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES, PEDIATRICOS|

Here’s one way we can give it to them. By Eleanor Cummins In America, we tend not to die well. The U.S. ranked ninth out of 80 countries on the Economist’s Quality of Death Index for 2015. Buoyed by the high quality of end-of-life care, we lag behind other developed nations in terms of affordability [...]

How the United States Is Changing End of Life Care

By |Enero 19th, 2017|CALIDAD DE VIDA, CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

JANUARY 8TH 2017 By: Mike Rothschild @rothschildmd As people live longer and medicine becomes more advanced, doctors have more ability than ever to hold off death. Yet many people put virtually no thought into whether they actually want their lives extended past a certain point — leading to a raft of unnecessary, unhelpful, and possibly [...]

Study shows hospice care linked to higher family satisfaction

By |Enero 19th, 2017|CALIDAD DE VIDA, CONTROL DE SÍNTOMAS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology demonstrates that hospice care is associated with better symptom relief, patient-goal attainment, and quality of end-of-life care. "... the results add to a growing body of evidence linking hospice to better quality of life for patients..." Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and [...]

Give the gift that keeps on giving: straight talk on end-of-life care

By |Diciembre 30th, 2016|ADVANCE CARE PLANNING, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

By JAMES HOEFLER DECEMBER 30, 2016 ‘Tis the season for gift giving and the odds are good that you received one you didn’t really want, like the proverbial gaudy tie, the useless kitchen contraption, or the itchy misshapen sweater. It’s the thought that counts, right? When getting what you want — the right medical care [...]

Book review: End of Life Care for People with Dementia: A Person-Centred Approach

By |Diciembre 22nd, 2016|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, LITERATURA Y CINE, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

Author: Celia Di Cicco 12 December 2016 Celia Di Cicco, Librarian and Learning Resources Coordinator at the Learning Resource Centre in Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, reviews a new book about end of life care for people with dementia by Laura Middleton-Green, Jane Chatterjee, Sarah Russell and Murna Downs. There are lots of books being published [...]

Ancianos con demencia: durísimo artículo del NewYork Times.

By |Diciembre 15th, 2016|LIMITACION DE ESFUERZO TERAPÉUTICO, MORIR CON DIGNIDAD, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

El New York Times ha publicado un artículo durísimo titulado “Force-Feeding: Cruel at Guantánamo, but O.K. for Our Parents” (Alimentación forzada: cruel en Guantánamo pero aceptable para nuestros padres). Desde hace años se sabe que forzar la alimentación con tubos (mediante una sonda nasogástrica o la inserción de un catéter a través de un orificio en [...]