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The medical profession must do better when it comes to palliative care and hospice.  Sadly, patients and their families are often unprepared for the final stages of the dying process.  As a result, many wait too long before utilizing hospice and palliative services, which can...

  It’s not a dirty word, but no one wants to hear it. The word is hospice. Hospice refers to end of life care. The objective of hospice is to guarantee that a person facing the end of their life can do it with dignity and without pain....

  This theme was selected following an open consultation with people directly affected by serious illness, WHPCA members and supporters, and global hospice and palliative care advocates. We chose ‘Because I Matter’ as this year’s theme, because it centres on the lived experience of people affected by...

A recent story written by supporters of H1194, which would legalize assisted suicide in Massachusetts, failed to disclose the bill’s many dangers. Opportunities for abuse are rampant in every bill to legalize assisted suicide and vulnerable people are thereby placed at risk. The economically disadvantaged will...