Media Watch by Barry Ashpole

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Media Watch is distributed weekly to colleagues who are active or have a special interest in hospice, palliative care and end-of-life issues to help keep them abreast of current, emerging and related issues, and to also inform discussion and to encourage further inquiry.

Media Watch is compiled by Barry R. Ashpole from Ontario, Canada. Please provide feedback to Barry at the listed email address.

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      Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report:   Aid – When there is “nothing left to offer”: A survey and qualitative study of ethics and palliative care during international humanitarian...
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        Media Watch 512:  In this issue...
        Montreal's Maison du Père to offer palliative care to its homeless clients We’re bad at death. First, we need a good talk From primary care to hospice: Treating aging inmates and ex-offenders Most people would be willing to...
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          Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#512) Noted in the current issue: Ethical considerations and palliative care in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A review REVUE NEUROLOGIQUE | Online – 4 May 2017...
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            Media Watch 511:  In this issue....
            Canadian seniors now outnumber children for 1st time, 2016 census shows “Clock ticking” as bill named for dying teen passes the Alabama House Five imitation-worthy palliative care programs Death rate among black Americans declines,...
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              Noted in the current issue: Editorial on end-of-life care in the U.S. Are we making progress? JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | Online – 28 April 2017 – Measuring the quality of what we do is of paramount importance as we...
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                Connecting patients with home care and community services among biggest challenges for Ontario family doctors. Lawmakers may make changes to tough prescribing law ‘Opioid campaigns’ impact on advanced cancer and hospice and...
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                  How different administrative databases change the size of a potential palliative care population   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POPULATION DATA SCIENCE | Online – 18 April 2017 – Population-based studies in palliative care...
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                    “It’s made a difference”: How word clouds offer solace to family members as a loved one dies Pennsylvania House OKs “right-to-try” drugs not approved by Food & Drug Administration When doctors should ignore...
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                      Seeking certainty? Judicial approaches to the (non-) treatment of minimally conscious patients   MEDICAL LAW REVIEW | Online – 18 April 2017 – A modest, but growing, body of case law is developing around the...
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                        Nursing home residents with dementia often get unneeded drugs at end of life Federal government changes policy to ensure women giving birth away from reserve aren't alone Should the Federal Drug Administration  relax rules on...
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                          Palliative care in humanitarian crises: Always something to offer   THE LANCET | Online – 15 April 2017 – More than 128·6 million people across 33 countries require life-saving humanitarian assistance, 92·8...
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                            Highlights from Media Watch 507 Final conversations: Overview and practical implications for patients, families, and healthcare workers Medically assisted deaths see uptick in Ottawa; more procedures taking place in homes Coming full...
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                              Final conversations: Overview and practical implications for patients, families, and healthcare workers BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | Online – 5 April 2017 – This article presents a summary of a 12-year body of research on final...
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                                Download the End-of-Life Care in Prisons - April 2017 Update
                                This backgrounder begins with a dozen or so articles by way of a broad overview of the issue, followed by additional articles, etc., (in descending order of publication) that offer a national and state-by-state overview. This is followed by a short...
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                                    Palliative care in surgery: Defining the research priorities JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | Online – 24 March 2017 – Given the acute and often life-limiting nature of surgical illness, as well as the potential for treatment to...
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                                      Speaking a different language: A qualitative analysis comparing language of palliative care and pediatric intensive care unit physicians   AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | Online – 21 March 2017...
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                                        Law, ethics and end-of-life care: The policy and practice interface in England   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE NURSING | Inprint – Accessed 13 March 2017 – Palliative care (PC) aims neither to hasten nor postpone...