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The Search For Social Workers, or the Triumph of Bureaucracy

I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to figure out the deal with the home and community based care (HCBC) I’ve been told was at the heart of palliative care here. 1,049 more words

How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services

Source: BMC Medicine 2017; 15 (1): 102

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article projects that the number of people requiring palliative care over the next 25 years is likely to increase substantially, requiring a shift in healthcare priorities in England and Wales.  33 more words

Palliative Care

Immoral or Merciful? Canadian Doctors Divided on Medically Assisted Death

Before assisted suicide was legal in Canada, there was a secret society devoted to helping Canadians end their lives on their own terms. As Nicholas Hune-Brown… 370 more words


An Interview with an Assisted Suicide Doctor

It’s not often that we get a glimpse into the assisted suicide movement from the perspective of a medical professional who actually participates in terminating the lives of the terminally ill. 864 more words

Medical Ethics

Wolfson Foundation – Health and Disability Grants Programme - July 2017 (UK)

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 1st July 2017. 127 more words

Funding Updates

Listening to the dying and giving them a voice too: The emerging role of the Death Doula

There are two types of people in this world: Those who accept they and the people they love will die, and those who don’t.

It’s the latter who don’t want to talk about the inevitable and who label any such discussion as morbid. 684 more words