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2014-07-03 11:24:36

BMJ-British Medical Journal It's the right thing to do, and most people want it, say editors The BMJ today calls for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill, which is expected to receive its second reading in the House of Lords this month, to eventually become law. In an editorial, Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief, Dr Tony Delamothe, UK editor and Rosamund Snow, patient editor, say "recognition of an individual's right to determine his or her best interests lies at the heart of this...

2014-05-29 15:37:27

Stanford University Medical Center Most physicians would choose a do-not-resuscitate or "no code" status for themselves when they are terminally ill, yet they tend to pursue aggressive, life-prolonging treatment for patients facing the same prognosis, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine to be published May 28 in PLOS ONE. It's a disconnect that needs to be better understood, said VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine and lead...

2014-03-25 23:35:31

Read the CellTrak published case study regarding Canon Hospice documenting at the point of care on mobile devices. Schaumburg, IL and Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Canon Hospice serves a 150 mile radius from Baton Rouge, the Northshore of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast to provide comfort care for Hospice patients. When, originally created, the founders decided to create a program that offered the hospice philosophy at home and on an inpatient...

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...

2014-02-04 23:25:52

The goal is to eventually have a volunteer End-of-Life Doula resource network in every county. Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne B. O’brien RN has launched a free training program to support dying patients and families with care at home. Pine Plains, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 End of Life Disconnect: A National Hospice Organization Gallup Poll found that nine out of ten people who were terminally ill wanted to die at home, yet half were dying in...

2014-01-13 20:21:47

Landmark Case May Set Precedent for Challenging "Assisted Suicide" Laws in Other States ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash today issued a landmark decision that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have a fundamental right to aid in dying under the substantive due process clause of the New Mexico State Constitution. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/DC45788) (Logo:...

2014-01-11 23:00:10

Business owner and author, Gina Wilson, shares her balance of Alzheimer’s caregiving and professional life. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Caregiving While Managing Business and Home Life Business Owner Shares Her Balance of Alzheimer’s Caregiving and Professional Life Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and given the 68 percent increase between 2000 and 2010, it is quickly becoming an epidemic. Author Gina Wilson is no stranger to the disease after...

2013-12-17 11:13:20

Despite preferences for their own care, many physicians still delay hospice discussions with patients Although the vast majority of physicians participating in a multiregional study indicated that they would personally enroll in hospice care if they received a terminal cancer diagnosis, less than one-third would discuss hospice care early in the course of treating a terminally ill cancer patient. A research letter published online in JAMA Internal Medicine also identifies factors that...

2013-12-16 10:08:31

1 in 5 backs this choice for elderly who are not seriously ill, survey shows One in five people believes that doctors should be allowed to help the elderly who are not seriously ill, but who are tired of living, to die, if that is their stated wish, reveals research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. And one in three thinks that the oldest old should be allowed to take a pill to end their life if that's what they want to do, the study shows. The findings are based on...

2013-12-13 23:01:04

Agency also joins movement to educate public on hiring agencies providing caregivers versus employing them. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The entire staff at Reliable Caregivers shares in the world’s mourning of the horrific effects of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The community of caregivers at Reliable includes many people of Filipino descent, so this tragedy has touched the company in very personal ways. Reliable Caregivers recently made a sizable donation to the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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