Though helped by his personal faith, supportive family and priest-friends, it was clear to me that his last weeks would have been much harder were it not for contemporary palliativ
According to constant Church teaching, it is, at least, impermissible ever for a private citizen to act with the intention of killing another person. The qualification “private cit
Palliative care practitioners are now better able than ever before to ameliorate end-of-life symptom distress. What remains less developed, however, is the knowledge base and skill
Palliation has always been a goal of medicine, besides cure and prevention. Modern palliative care has emerged since the 1960s due to the growing power of medicine. Palliative care
Frank approached his death with resignation, good humour, even generosity. He said his goodbyes and prepared to say his hellos beyond the grave.
There are major disparities in the provision of palliative care around the world. In recent years, a statement of advocacy and objective has been repeatedly articulated that the pr
At the cultural level and in terms of civil and Christian awareness, a serious and profound rethinking of the welfare models that have existed for the elderly so far is all the mor
Recent developments in science are influencing medical practice more and more, particularly in the treatment of the fatally ill and the dying. This state of affairs raises problems