It is not often one can say that you have meet a formally canonized saint. But today is the day. 34 years ago as a fifth year medical student at the University of Adelaide I was planning to head off to do an elective at St Christopher’s Hospice in London. My mother, a hospice nurse … Continue reading
A great article from an excellent reporter with a personal experience in the area! Insightful!!! When a family member, spouse or other loved one develops an opioid addiction — whether to pain relievers like Vicodin or to heroin — few people know what to do. Faced with someone who a… Source: What Science Says To … Continue reading
Ontario’s move to no longer fund high-dose drugs doesn’t address needs of patients who use them to ease suffering, physicians say Source: Palliative-care doctors decry Ontario’s new opioid policy – The Globe and Mail
A link to the new State Pain Policy Report support by ACS and ACSCan! Well done, great job, Aaron Gilson!!
For the last 4 years, every Monday (well a lot of them), a number of us have got together to discuss issues related to global hospice and palliative care. We have done this under the #hpmglobal hashtag, coupling to the well established #hpm tag…….. Having a global chat for 1 hour is a challenge. In … Continue reading