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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day highlights the importance of Universal Health Coverage for those with life limiting illness

By |Noviembre 15th, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

Author: Kate Jackson, WHPCA 13 October 2017 On 14 October, over 150 events in more than 45 countries around the world will celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and Voices for Hospices 2017. The theme of the day is: ‘Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don’t leave those suffering behind!’ Universal Health Coverage, [...]

I’m dying of brain cancer. I prepared to end my life. Then I kept living.

By |Octubre 5th, 2017|MORIR CON DIGNIDAD, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES, SUICIDIO ASISTIDO|

I still believe in a person’s right to assisted dying. But now my feelings are not so clear-cut. By Jeffrey Davitz September 29 Jeffrey Davitz is a scientist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur focused on artificial intelligence. He lives in California. In April 2015, at the age of 55, I was diagnosed with one of the [...]

Children need frank discussions about death, says author Lee Crowther

By |Septiembre 27th, 2017|LITERATURA Y CINE, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES, PEDIATRICOS|

Author: Leila Hawkins 19 September 2017 Lee Crowther is the author of The Grandad Gran Prix, a children's book aiming to help kids come to terms with the death of a family member. Crowther wrote the book after his father died, and here he explains what moved him to write it and why it is [...]

La alimentación artificial es un tratamiento y se puede eliminar, según la ley de muerte digna

By |Septiembre 26th, 2017|LIMITACION DE ESFUERZO TERAPÉUTICO, MORIR CON DIGNIDAD, NOTICIAS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES, Uncategorized|

Los expertos alaban la futura normativa del testamento vital, en la que un paciente podrá decidir sobre el final de su vida Marián Martínez Oviedo 26.09.2017 | 03:39 La alimentación y la hidratación artificiales no son cuidados básicos, sino tratamientos, y como tal los facultativos pueden retirarlos si los pacientes o sus representantes lo deciden [...]

Doctors want to give their cancer patients every chance. But are they pushing off hard talks too long?

By |Septiembre 12th, 2017|CALIDAD DE VIDA, CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

By BOB TEDESCHI @bobtedeschi SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 A new generation of immune-boosting therapies has been hailed as nothing short of revolutionary, shrinking tumors and extending lives. When late-stage cancer patients run out of other options, some doctors are increasingly nudging them to give immunotherapy a try. But that advice is now coming with unintended consequences. Doctors [...]

Nursing homes provide palliative care for older persons in Bogotá

By |Agosto 28th, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

Author: Dr Katherine Irene Pettus, Advocacy Officer, IAHPC 23 August 2017 Although the dominant culture in Colombia traditionally values familial care for dependent elders, that culture is being eroded by the modern imperative of small families where both parents work and also care for small children. Submit your stories, photos, and videos for a special [...]

International organisations call for inclusion of palliative care in WHO NCD document

By |Agosto 28th, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

25 August 2017 The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance and the International Children’s Palliative Care Network have submitted a response to the WHO online consultation on the draft outcome document for Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority. The main concern noted in the submission is the absence of any language on [...]

Londres analiza el caso de un enfermo terminal que lucha para que le apliquen la eutanasia

By |Agosto 24th, 2017|CALIDAD DE VIDA, EUTANASIA, MORIR CON DIGNIDAD, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

Noel Conway quiere que la justicia permita que un médico le pueda prescribir una dosis letal cuando su salud se deteriore aún más. EFE Londres17/07/2017 11:06h El Tribunal Superior de Londres empieza este lunes a examinar el caso de un británico de 67 años, que sufre una enfermedad terminal degenerativa, que reclama el derecho a [...]

Developing the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicator Tool (SPICT) for resource poor settings

By |Agosto 21st, 2017|CUIDADOS PALIATIVOS, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

Author: Dan Munday, Daniel Munday, Consultant in Palliative Care and Health Services Research, Consultant Adviser to International Nepal Fellowship, Visiting Professor of Palliative Care, Nepali National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Adviser to Nepalese Association for Palliative Care (NAPCare) 18 August 2017 The SPICT international community of practice is inviting interested colleagues to join a [...]

Last wishes and ethical dilemmas at the end of life

By |Agosto 21st, 2017|ADVANCE CARE PLANNING, NOTICIAS INTERNACIONALES|

Author: Gitanjali Borse, Consultant Nutritionist, Cipla Palliative Care and Training Center Warje, Pune, India 14 August 2017 Advances in the field of medicine have added value to life, but it is doubtful if they have added value to death. Fulfilling the last wishes of the patient is the last duty the healthcare team performs for [...]