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2008-09-23 09:01:09

TORONTO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Sarah J. Goodlin, a geriatrician and palliative care physician in Salt Lake City, UT presented "Hope in the Hopeless Situation: Palliative Care," today at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA).

2008-08-25 15:01:00

BANGOR - Hospice of Eastern Maine is seeking caring men and women of all ages and walks of life to join its family of patient care volunteers. HOEM's volunteers share their time and friendship with terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

2008-08-22 03:00:44

TERMINALLY ill patients were yesterday promised better care. Scottish health secretary Nicola Sturgeon's pledge came after a report found "inconsistencies" in services for different illnesses. Audit Scotland's study revealed 90 per cent of specialist care was delivered to cancer patients.

2008-08-07 00:00:30

By Bob Stiles Gretchen Peske says a new hospice center being opened by Excela Health is intended to give short-term care to patients facing death so they can get back in their homes if possible.

2008-07-29 06:00:47

COVENTRY Teaching Primary Care Trust is investing an additional pounds 235,056 in Marie Curie nursing services giving terminally ill people the choice to die at home.

2008-07-21 06:00:42

PALLIATIVE care, which alleviates the symptoms of disease, usually in terminally ill patients, is the Cinderella of the health care system. For understandable and commendable reasons, modern hi- tech medicine has focused on curing disease, virtually regardless of cost.

2008-07-19 00:00:37

Extra cash support means more terminally ill patients will be able to choose to die at home. Patient groups and relatives today welcomed the Government's pledge to invest pounds286m for palliative care services in Britain.

2008-06-24 02:30:27

Can I appeal to any of your readers currently in training for the Swansea Bay 10k race to raise sponsorship for a local cause in need of funds. Marie Curie Cancer Care, which provides free home nursing care for the terminally ill, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

2008-06-18 09:01:17

By Sarah Rothwell, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 18--UNIVERSITY AREA -- Bishop Bruce Wright is a source of hope and comfort to patients at University Community Hospital. As the hospital's chaplain, he shares in the celebration of births and grieves with families when a patient dies.

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2008-06-16 09:10:00

Many people do not get straight talk from doctors, who often think they are doing patients a favor by keeping hope alive. New research shows they are wrong.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.