Palliative Care and End-of-Life: 2nd French Public Awareness Campaign

Palliative Care and End-of-Life: 2nd French Public Awareness Campaign

Upon request from the Minister of Solidarity and Health, for the second consecutive year, the French National Center for Palliative and End-of-Life Care (subsequently referred to by its French acronym: “CNSPFV”) has launched a public awareness campaign on October 15,...
End-of-Life: New French Guidelines

End-of-Life: New French Guidelines

At the end of May the French Society for Counselling and Palliative Care (“SFAP”) published 4 documents on its website, which were submitted to the French National Authority for Health (HAS). The intended goal is to update Palliative Care guidelines, after the...
Advance directives to be included in the Shared Medical Records

Advance directives to be included in the Shared Medical Records

In its report published Monday, March 14, 2016, the French Inspection Générale des Affaires Sociales (IGAS)1 suggests to involve family practitioners in having advance directives written by their patients and included in the shared medical records.   This past Monday,...
Palliative Care vs. profitability

Palliative Care vs. profitability

In connection with the new law dated February 2, 2016 for the End of Life, a budget of 190 Million Euros has been allotted for the national development plan for Palliative Care for the period 2016-2018. Beyond the crucial problem of financing for palliative care, one...