Posts Tagged ‘End of Life Care’

Medical advances require greater wisdom, Pope says Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The intersection between medical advances and human mortality mean we now need “greater wisdom” in evaluating the good of the patient, Pope Francis says. He was speaking to the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and European World Medical Association representatives who met last week to discuss “end of life” issues. “Greater wisdom is Read more

Conversations that count day -advance care planning Comments 0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Saturday was Conversations That Count Day, a national initiative promoting advance care planning. The initiative seeks to raise awareness about advance care planning so that people start thinking, talking and planning for their future and end of life care. “Completing an advance care plan is appropriate for any time of life,” Middlemore Hospital renal department Read more

Talking about death: end-of-life care Comments 0

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande’s new book focuses on medical care for the dying. In an interview, he speaks with SPIEGEL about end-of-life priorities, when treatment is a mistake and how rules in care homes are made to be broken. SPIEGEL: Doctor Gawande, are you beginning to feel your age? Gawande: Without question. I had Read more

Bioethics storm over hydration and nutrition of patient Comments 0

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Doctors at a French hospital have decided not withdraw hydration and nutrition from a quadriplegic man who has been at the centre of a bioethical debate. Vincent Lambert became a quadriplegic and was left in a comatose state after a motorcycle accident in 2008. In 2013, Lambert’s wife and six of his eight siblings asked Read more