Home > Medical > Palliative care > News News All sections in Palliative Care » About Palliative CAre » Caregivers » Home-based Care » Palliative Care News » Patient Care » Real-life Story » Resources » Specific Care Caregiving may add years to your life Research suggests that people who care for a disabled family member may live longer than those who don't bear such responsibilities. Physician-assisted suicide a hotly debated topic Whether doctors should help patients die continues to be a hotly debated topic within the medical community, a poll finds. Landmark right-to-die appeal dismissed A British court has rejected appeals for the right to die by a paralysed road accident victim and the family of a deceased locked-in syndrome sufferer. Ask the Alzheimer's Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » The beauty of bones Local anaesthesia: how it works Disability ramps up in the last months of life People who live long are much more likely to be disabled and require caregiving during their last months of life, two new studies found. Mandela and the Old Man's Friend There is a real risk that Nelson Mandela's own personal best interests could be overlooked because we find it hard to let go of him, says CyberShrink. Palliative care experts in short supply As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply. Mandela's end-of-life care dilemma is magnified Mandela's status as a respected global figure only complicates the grim situation facing his family in his final days, doctors and end-of-life experts say. Physician-assisted suicide programme rarely used Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them. Spiritual care rare at end of life Physicians and nurses at four Boston medical centers cited a lack of training to explain why they rarely provide spiritual care for terminally ill cancer patients. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.