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 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...
              • Media Watch by Barry Ashpole
                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...
                      • Media Watch by Barry Ashpole
                        Cancer lingo: How one person’s thoughtful metaphor can be another’s cliché Medicare unveils “skeletal” site for hospice comparison shopping Teen whose mom fought for medical directive dies Tibetan...
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                          Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 526
                          Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#526).   Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: Palliative care in special settings of cancer care JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY PRACTICE | Online – 16 August...
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                            Media Watch by Barry Ashpole published a blog post Media Watch 525
                            In this issue...
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                              Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 525
                              Attached is the current edition of Media Watch (#525). Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report:   What has philosophy got to do with it? Conflicting views and values in end-of-life care JOURNAL OF MEDICAL...
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                                Media Watch 524:  In this issue
                                Inadequate home care for Ottawa area families with sick children, study finds Palliative patients wanting to die at home face new and costly drug dispensing fees Senate passes “right to try” bill to help terminally ill...
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                                  Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 524
                                  Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: A qualitative inquiry into the barriers and facilitators to achieving home death BMJ SUPPORTIVE & PALLIATIVE CARE | Online – 31 July 2017 – Thirty-three...
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                                    Media Watch 523:  In this Issue
                                    Charlie Gard dies: Baby's life-support withdrawn in hospice as parents “denied final wish” Advancing Collective Priorities: A Canadian Carer Strategy I saved an old man’s life. He didn’t want it. Taking too...
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                                      Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 523
                                      Of special interest in the current issue of the weekly report: One size does not fit all: Disease profiles of serious illness patients receiving specialty palliative care JOURNAL OF PAIN & SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT | Online – 24 July...
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                                        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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                                          Media Watch by Barry Ashpole uploaded the file Media Watch 522
                                          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...