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2014-02-17 08:25:04

MONTREAL, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Quebec's proposed law on euthanasia will allow a lethal substance to be injected into an adult person at "the end of life" (which is not defined in the proposed law) who has unsupportable suffering. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/MM66206) Quebec's Health Care System Today Quebec's health care system is managed by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. This system is plagued by deficiencies including lack of...

2013-05-10 11:56:05

Death in hospital remains very common for cancer patients in developed countries. Although hospital surveys show that death was highly expected, patients dying in hospital have a high probability of unrelieved and poorly treated physical suffering, and emotional, spiritual and social distress. Quality improvement programs in the United States and United Kingdom suggest that aspects of the 'excellent practice' of palliative care can be transferred to other settings. The Liverpool Care Pathway...