The National Caregivers Library: Palliative Care VS Hospice Care

The differences between hospice and palliative care.Hospice care and palliative care are very similar when it comes to the most important issue for dying people: care. Most people have heard of hospice care and have a general idea of what services hospice provides. What they don’t know or what may become confusing is that hospice … Continue reading The National Caregivers Library: Palliative Care VS Hospice Care

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The CONVERSATION: How Do You Want to Die (adapted)

In one study of seriously ill older Canadians, 28 per cent of participants wanted “comfort care” (meaning no curative treatments) but this was documented in only four per cent of their charts. (Shutterstock)Poor communication is compromising care for the dyingApril 19, 2018 9.14am AESTJohn YouResearch shows that up to 70 per cent of seriously ill, hospitalized … Continue reading The CONVERSATION: How Do You Want to Die (adapted)

Insulin Overdose Among Patients With Diabetes: A Readily Available Means of Suicide

Kristin S. Russell, MD, Jonathan R. Stevens, MD, MPH, and Theodore A. Stern, MDAdditional article informationHave you ever worried that one of your depressed patients might use the insulin that you prescribed to commit suicide? The following case vignette and discussion explore the complex relationship between diabetes and depression, outline important risk factors for suicide, … Continue reading Insulin Overdose Among Patients With Diabetes: A Readily Available Means of Suicide