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
      Media Watch 522:  In this issue...
      Age and emotional well-being: The varied emotional experience of family caregivers The right things to say – and not say – to the bereaved "Old people's homes with walls" required for elderly prisoners, says...
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        Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: How do clinicians prepare family members for the role of surrogate decision-maker?   JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS | Online – 17 July 2017 – Although surrogate...
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          Media Watch 521: In this issue
          Canada ranks third-last in study of health care in 11 rich countries Grey matters: Being kept alive by default Doctor shortage in rural Arizona sparks another crisis in “forgotten America” The gentler symptoms of dying and...
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            Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report:   Strategies used in improving and assessing the level of reporting of implementation fidelity in randomized controlled trials of palliative care complex interventions: A...
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              Media Watch 520:  In this issue
              What my dying wife and I never knew about palliative care Tricare rules force military families with sick children to pick between hospice or treatment We’re making it too hard to have a “good” death Patients from deprived...
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                Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report:   Assumptions and moral understanding of the wish to hasten death: A philosophical review of qualitative studies MEDICINE, HEALTH CARE & PHILOSOPHY | Online...
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                  Media Watch 519:  In this issue
                  Legally speaking, an “emergency contact” doesn’t cut it in Ontario More than 11,000 Quebecers register directives for end-of-life care End-of-life decisions for incapacitated adults: Caught between a conflict of laws A...
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                    Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: Withdrawal or withholding of artificial nutrition and hydration   A matter of life and death   JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS | Online – 23 June...
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                      Media Watch 518:  In this issue....
                      Scary cancer statistic is not personal The beliefs of some, paid for by all. Doctors who conscientiously object to providing euthanasia referrals should not be forced to do so. The effect of weekly specialist palliative care...
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                        Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: The “good death” and reduced capacity: A literature review MORTALITY | Online – 18 June 2017 – Research effort into what a “good death”...
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                          Media Watch 517:  In this issue...
                          What makes a life worth living? The debate behind continuing life support Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems Assistance to employee caregivers good for everyone’s bottom line “How long have I got,...
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                            Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#517). Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: Product or process: Cultural competence or cultural humility? PALLIATIVE MEDICINE & HOSPICE CARE | Online –...
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                              Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: Care of the critically ill burn patient: An overview from the perspective of optimizing palliative care ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY | Online – 7 June 2017...
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                                Media Watch 515:  In this issue...
                                How a 1980 letter on drug addictionfuelled the opioid epidemic
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                                  Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: Research must be shared to promote debate and shape policy U.K. (Scotland) | The Scotsman (Edinburgh) – 31 May 2017 – Research is vital in supporting...
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                                    Media Watch 514:  In this issue
                                    Can comfort care at the ER help older people live longer and suffer less? ‘Using the surprise question to identify those with unmet palliative care needs in emergency and inpatient settings: What do clinicians...
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                                      Learning to live with cancer Palliative home care in Ontario: What’s the standard? Massachusetts Senate focuses on pediatric palliative care Trained to treat: Why doctors treat the dying, even when they know it’s futile Staff...
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                                        Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: Making recommendations for limiting care in the ICU based on sound prognosis JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | Online – 21 May 2017 – A revolution in...
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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...