Palliative care
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, an...
Palliative care - Wikipedia
End-Of-Life Chemotherapy: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?
The decision over if or when to stop chemotherapy is a heart-wrenching one many cancer patients and their families eventually face. Now a new study, published online today in JAMA Oncology, suggests t...
Palliative care
This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.
10 Countries With The Best Care For The Dying
We all want a high quality of life. But what about the quality of death? What constitutes a peaceful death can mean many things to different people, but it frequently includes the quality of care they...
Symptom management in end-of-life-care
In medicine, nursing and the allied health professions, end-of-life care refers to health care, not only of patients in the final hours or days of their lives, but more broadly care of all those with ...
Hospice care in the United States
Hospice care in the United States is a type and philosophy of end-of-life care whichfocuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's symptoms. These symptoms can be physical, emotional, spiritu...
Hospice care in the United States - Wikipedia
Hospice and palliative medicine
Hospice and palliative medicine is a formal subspecialty of medicine in the United States that focuses on symptom management, relief of suffering and end-of-life care. In 2006, hospice and palliative ...
End-Of-Life Chemotherapy: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?
The decision over if or when to stop chemotherapy is a heart-wrenching one many cancer patients and their families eventually face. Now a new study, published online today in JAMA Oncology, suggests t...
Christine Longaker
Christine Longaker is the former director of the Hospice of Santa Cruz County (California) and is considered a pioneer in the hospice movement. She has provided trainings in caring for the dying aroun...
Cicely Saunders
Dame Cicely Mary Saunders, OM, DBE, FRCS, FRCP, FRCN (22 June 1918 – 14 July 2005) was an English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities. Sh...
Cicely Saunders - Wikipedia
Advance health care directive
An advance health care directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken fo...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a registered charity that provides the country's only hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. Scottish charit...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland - Wikipedia
Duchess of Kent House Trust

In 2001 the Duchess of Kent House Charity* was registered with the Charity Commission to raise funds for the Duchess of Kent House. Called simply the Duchess of Kent House Charity(Charity Commiss...
Duchess of Kent House Trust - Wikipedia
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.As well as helping with the medical...
Macmillan Cancer Support - Wikipedia
Power of attorney
A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter, sometimes against the wishe...
Hospice
Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional...
Hospice - Wikipedia
Rainbow Hospice
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, founded in 1981, is a well established non-profit organization and the largest hospice and palliative care provider in Cook County, Illinois. With offices in Park...
Florence Wald
Florence Wald (April 19, 1917 – November 8, 2008) was an American nurse, former Dean of Yale School of Nursing, and largely credited as "the mother of the American hospice movement". She led the...
Florence Wald - Wikipedia
Respite care in the United States
In the United States there are approximately 50 million people who are caring at home for family members including elderly parents, and spouses and children with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses....
St Joseph’s Hospice, Rawalpindi
St Joseph’s Hospice (Rawalpindi) is a health care facility run by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, open to patients from all walks of life.
Francis O'Leary was a Catholic Priest and missionary in R...
Shooting Star CHASE
Shooting Star CHASE hospice care for children is a UK-based charity (No: 1042495). It is intended to support and provide palliative care to families with children who are not expected to reach the age...
Shooting Star CHASE - Wikipedia
Palliative Care Volunteers International
Palliative Care Volunteers International - non-profit organization providing assistance in hospice palliative care in different countries. Founded in 1994 and based in Texas, USA.The volunteers recei...
Futile medical care
Futile medical care is the continued provision of medical care or treatment to a patient when there is no reasonable hope of a cure or benefit. This may be in the form of a surgeon operating on a term...