This TED Talk “How Not To Be Ignorant About the World” by Dr Hans Rosling (@HansRosling – Swedish medical doctor, statistician and Professor of International Health) and his son Ola Rosling is an entertaining and eye-opening look at how our biases and intuition lead to misconceptions. (For the record, I vote like a Swede – not a chimp.)
Making a case for the integration of palliative care in policies on ageing and dementia – a European perspective (EAPC Blog)
More on dementia – Ageism and death anxiety (ehospice UK)
In Australia: Call for a Royal Commission into Nursing Home Care (ABC Radio National)
And a more positive look at residential aged care: A Nursing Home Can Be a New Beginning (Adele Horin)
The NHS (UK) has an End of Life Guidance app! (iTunes store)
The Institute of Medicine (US) released a report entitled “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.” There’s been a lot of discussion about it on palliative care social media and the mainstream media over the past week. Pallimed has a nice summary.
Many Palliverse readers would be able to relate to this – The reality of nurses completing their own research (EAPC Blog)
If you haven’t already, consider signing the Montreal Declaration for palliative care (AHPCA Blog)
Also consider crowdfunding Little Stars, a movie about paediatric palliative care.