Melissa Symonds

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How could end-of-life care services be improved?

A report from the parliamentary and health services ombudsman has detailed cases where the dying and their families did not get the care they needed.<p>Julie Mellor’s report includes details about a number of dying patients who went through unnecessary suffering and says too many people spent their …

Radiation Therapy

Does Cancer Ever End?

If you break your leg, it’s annoying but it’s cast, it heals, then it’s over. Becomes nothing more than a dinner party story about your teachers not …

Overview | Chronic Pain, Long term conditions, People's Experiences

In this section you can find out about the experience of living with chronic pain by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. …

Pain

Poor integration between community and hospitals leading to poor palliative care

Communication between secondary and community care settings is leading to a decrease in the quality of end-of-life care, a report by the …

Radiation Therapy

The new healthcare: spiritual counseling to keep hospital bills lower

I was parked in front of a patient’s home before my visit, running through my checklist.<p>Patient’s diagnosis and prognosis. Any known family members or friends supporting the patient. Religious affiliation, if any. Patient’s name – you should always recheck the patient’s name.<p>It’s good to know …

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer

What is DES?<p>Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic form of the female hormone estrogen. It was prescribed to pregnant women between 1940 and 1971 to …

Proton therapy is coming to the UK, but what does it mean for patients?

Radiotherapy – using radiation to treat tumours – has been a mainstay of cancer care for more than a century. Over the past few decades, it’s changed …

Hunt to fund cutting edge cancer therapy

JEREMY HUNT, the health secretary, has pledged millions of pounds to provide hi-tech radiotherapy treatment to cancer patients on the NHS.<p>Hunt …

Cancer

Assisted suicide: One Briton a fortnight goes to Switzerland

<b>An average of around one person a fortnight travels from the UK to Switzerland to receive help to take their own life, a study has suggested.</b><p>Researchers from Zurich University said 126 Britons visited the country's clinics to die between 2008 and 2012.<p>Euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal in …

Assisted Suicide

Heart disease giving way to cancer as top killer of men

<b>Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.</b><p>Four million deaths each year - nearly half the European total - are due to cardiovascular disease.<p>But a report in the European Heart Journal shows improving heart …

Biomedicine

Care of dying adults in the last days of life | Guidance and guidelines

Your responsibility<p>The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence …

Sustainability

Woman with locked-in syndrome earns degree by blinking through exams

<b>ITV News Midlands Reporter Ben Chapman reports</b><p>A woman has earned a degree in Ancient History despite having locked-in syndrome.<p>It took Dawn …

Vaccinate boys as well as girls against HPV: it works, and it may be cost effective

• Gillian Prue, lecturer in chronic illness, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT9 7BL<p>g.prue{at}qub.ac.uk<p>Protecting …

Hpv

Can Stress Cause Cancer?

<b>Description:</b> http://www.mdanderson.org/n... It has been shown that stress can affect health, but how is it linked to cancer and what can be done to …

French hospital to open wine bar for terminally ill patients

Hospital comes up with a novel way to help the terminally ill enjoy their last days: it is opening a wine bar<p>A French hospital is to open a wine bar for terminally ill patients in an unprecedented but characteristically Gallic way to improve their quality of life.<p>Patients at the Clermont-Ferrand …

Right-to-die would be signed off by two doctors

Ahead of tomorrow's Lords debate on assisted peers, Tonight speaks to those arguing passionately for and against the Bill.<p>Chris Woodhead, the …

Aggressive breast cancer protein discovered

Researchers have identified a protein called integrin αvβ6, which may help trigger the spread of some types of breast cancer.<p>Up to a third of breast …

Nurse Oncology Education Program - Texas Nurses Association

Thank you for your interest in the Nurse Oncology Education Program. NOEP completed its final grant in September and is no longer offering new …

Cancer

Everyone Has a Right to Relief From Pain

What does this resolution do?<p>World Health Organization resolutions serve to encourage member states to make policy changes and to provide guidance on …

Health Care

SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research

SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research

Advanced Care Planning (ACP) -- communicating end of life choices in advance

<b>Description:</b> Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us.... Advanced care planning is not about giving up, emphasizes Katherine Pisters, M.D., …

Cancer

Appendix cancer: What you should know

Request an Appointment<p>If you are ready to make an appointment, select a button on the right. If you have questions about MD Anderson’s appointment …

'Millions denied end-of-life drugs'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1081000/1081305_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534575841_89810f8eff8a155677e984156ff54fe2<p><b>Lack of access to pain relief for dying patients is a "public health emergency", say experts.</b><p>Figures suggest almost 18 million people - mainly in …

Breast Cancer

Lessons from “the other side”: teaching and learning from doctors’ illness narratives

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Science

Caring for someone with a Terminal Ilness

Caring for a friend or family member with a terminal illness can be both rewarding and challenging. Our information can help you know what to expect.