Conclusions Most hospices are using the DoLS legislation only when a patient needs restraint and not when they lose capacity at the end of life – in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health and the Law Society A small number of hospices are being more legalistic. The discussions about the legalisation have…Details
Ethics Committee Summary of Tracey Court of Appeal judgement 2014 – telling patients about DNAR decisions 1. No doctor is obliged to give futile treatments and attempted resuscitation is a treatment. 2. Document everythingon DNACPR form and in medical notes. Did you discuss DNACPR with patient? If not, why too ill, lost capacity, what specific harm you feared causing patient…Details
Over two thirds of physicians support seven day working – UK consultant physician and higher specialty trainee census, 2013/14 The Royal College of Physicians (London) is today publishing the full report of the 2013/14 census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK. The census measures the number of consultant physicians and higher…Details
Marie Curie is calling for healthcare professionals to receive further training and development in palliative care to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness gets the care and support that they need. In a new report launched today, ‘Triggers for Palliative Care’, the charity shows there is limited understanding of what palliative care can do, who it…Details
‘The courts, not doctors, should rule on assisted dying, should we decide to tread this dangerous path’
Professor Rob George, FRCP, President, Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland had a letter published in the Times on 4 June (reproduced here as the Times is subscription only): ‘The courts, not doctors, should rule on assisted dying, should we decide to tread this dangerous path’ “Sir, It is for good reason…Details
Professor Rob George, President of the Association of Palliative Medicine, spoke on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show about improving people’s experiences at the end of life. The item comes after 1 hour 9 minutes and 10 seconds into the programme; Click here to listen to the interviewDetails
At the AGM on the 24th April we appointed Professor Rob George and the new president of the APM and Dr Andrew Davies as the new vice-president. Dr Mike Stockton was ratified as the APM Treasurer. Dr Eleanor Grogan will continue in the role of Secretary.