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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      Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 539
      Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#539).   Of particular Interest: Providing high-quality care at the end of life: The role of education and guidance BRITISH JOURNAL OF NURSING | Online – 10 November 2017...
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        Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 538
        Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#538). Of particular Interest: Appeal to physicians – opioids have their place. Let’s avoid an unintended tragedy CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL | Online – 6...
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          Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 537
          Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#537). Of particular Interest:   A second class ending: End-of-life care for people who are homeless U.K. (England) | Care Quality Commission – 31 October 2017 – There is...
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              Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 536
              Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#536). Of particular Interest: Palliative care sector raises concerns over Brexit U.K. (Scotland) | Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care – 26 October 2017 – The Partnership has...
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                Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 535
                Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#535). Of particular Interest: Encouraging an assets rather than a deficits approach to the last phase of life BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | Online – 14 October 2017 – To boldly...
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                  Media Watch 534: In this issue...
                  Halifax hospital rewrites wait-time rules after man's wretched death New Jersey judge recognizes cause of action for wrongful prolongation of life Making time to really listen to your patients Research looks at racial differences in...
                  • Media Watch by Barry Ashpole
                    Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 534
                    Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#534).   Of particular Interest:   Addressing a patient’s hope for a miracle JOURNAL OF PAIN & SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT | Online – 10 October 2017 – Ill...
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                      Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 533
                      Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#533). Of particular Interest: Quality hospice care in adult family homes: Barriers and facilitators JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION | Online – 30 September 2017...
                      • Media Watch by Barry Ashpole
                        Media Watch 532: In this issue.
                        Dr. Susan MacDonald on what the dying can teach the living Many kids dying of cancer get intense care at end of life More people than ever are dying in prison. Their caregivers? Other inmates Hospice services in rural areas can reduce need for...
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                          Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 532
                          Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#532). Of particular Interest: End-of-life care in the U.S. Hospice in crises POLITICO (Arlington, Virginia) | Online – 27 September 2017 – It might seem odd to talk...
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                            Media Watch 531: In this issue...
                            MP McLeod arrives in Ottawa with 30,000-name petition on end-of-life care Palliative care not yet a routine part of full cancer experience: New report Caregivers draw support by mapping their relationships End-of-life chatbot can help you...
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                              Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 531
                              Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#531). Of special interest:   The effect of communication skills training for generalist palliative care providers on patient-reported outcomes and clinician behaviors: A systematic review...
                              • Media Watch by Barry Ashpole
                                Media Watch 530: In this issue.
                                Do-not-resuscitate requests rarely tracked or properly recorded Palliative care benefits both patients and families ‘Canadian Mental Health Association policy “inevitably” bound to fail.’ Caring at home for a child...
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                                  Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 530
                                  Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#530). Of special interest:   Continuation of non-essential medications in actively dying hospitalised patients BMJ SUPPORTIVE & PALLIATIVE CARE | Online – 13 September...
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                                    Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 529
                                    Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#529).   Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report:   What are families most grateful for after receiving palliative care? Content analysis of written...
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                                      Media Watch 528: In this issue...
                                      Advanced care planning: Pearls, perils, pitfalls, and promises Does the distinctiveness of palliative care research require distinct ethical guidelines? Disasters don’t stop palliative care Will you need a nursing home during lifetime?...
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                                        Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 528
                                        Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#528). Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report:   Advanced care planning: Pearls, perils, pitfalls, and promises JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY PRACTICE | Online...
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                                          Media Watch 527: In this issue...
                                          He's waited for a hospice bed for months.  But someone basically has to die first. Palliative care: Underutilized treatments for Iowans Hospice live discharges: Some perspective Need for caregiving doubles as end of life nears and...
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                                            Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 527
                                            Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#527). Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report:   Developing design principles for a virtual hospice: Improving access to care BMJ SUPPORTIVE & PALLIATIVE...