Navigation Links
Dead End: Aged, Ailing and Alone In Death

Old age and death is a foregone conclusion with no open choices. But does this also mean no end-of life choices that help, an elderly dying a dignified// and peaceful death? The department of health recently spoke of 60% compliance of hospitals with superior practices in end of life care to the elderly.

To research into this lofty claim, a survey was initiated, that revealed, many people in the sunset of their lives, often die a lonely death. Nearly 50% of the 800 odd health workers, who took a poll on the existence of policies for care of the aged, expressed the absence of concrete end-of life policies and practices that can accord a dignified death to the aged. Nearly 57% felt they were ill equipped to handle dying patients and can do better with more training and support. Some of the health professionals confessed that the care accorded to elderly patients suffering from cancer, dementia and heart disease was far inferior when compared to the younger patients.

Director of policy at Help the Aged Paul Cann said: "Too often, the idea that people 'die from old age' means that they are not receiving the care and support they need. The resounding message from many older people facing death is that they want to be treated as individual human beings, with emotions, feelings and spiritual needs, not as a machine that needs fixing."

Equity in healthcare that is devoid of discrimination is the much needed change in the mind-set, which would then reflect in the policies of the health care providers. It is also imperative to spruce up training and support that can measure up to the best in palliative care that is offered in hospitals, care homes and people’s own homes.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Daughter Turns Saviour: Ailing Mother Provided Wonder Drug Herceptin, To Fight Cancer
2. Man Appeals to President to Save His Ailing Son
3. Impoverished Parents sell their Daughter to Treat their Ailing Kids
4. Ailing Indian doctor in Britain to return to Kolkata
5. Doctors Advise Shifting of Ailing Soren
6. Fugitive Who Ditched His Ailing Son Arrested After a Year
7. Running Alone Might Not Be The Answer
8. Ostracised Woman Cremated Her AIDS-Affected Husband Alone
9. Physical Attraction Alone May Not Boost Up Sales
10. Breast Feeding Alone can Reduce Infant Mortality Rates
11. Breast Feeding Alone Can Reduce Infant Mortality Rates: Govt
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, ... Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility ... home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are confused ... endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms and ... help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World ... with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... a startling report released today, National Safety Council research ... proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and ... enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial ... of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial ... of 2016, and to report top line data ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , ... kayla.belcher@frost.com ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  ... Sciences, Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: