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Palliative care leads to less ICU use by terminal patients

A recent JAMA Network report found that ¨implementation of palliative care at a hospital was associated with a 10% reduction in intensive care unit (ICU)...

New Jersey signs in laws that will improve palliative care

Tuesday January 21st, Governor Phil Murphy signed two palliative care bills that were passed this past December. The bills will improve access to palliative care...

Funeral and cemetery costs are driving the Argentina cremation market

Argentina is a country steeped in heritage. This can be seen in the way of life, the government and the traditions, until recently that is....

How grief therapy dogs can make a difference at your funeral home

Helping people with anxiety, grief, and depression are part of the profession of a funeral director. Some funeral directors however, have found grief therapy dogs...

Australian Funeral Directors fight for consumers payment rights

The Australian Senate economics committee is currently considering final submissions for a bill that would outlaw cash payments between individuals and businesses of more than...

James Blunt makes the world cry with touching goodbye song to his father

Famous musician James Blunt has written another tear jerker this year, about the looming mortality of his father. Former Cavalry officer Colonel Charles Blount, is...

Can hospices re-educate the public about their about their services?

Today’s hospices aren’t just places where people go to die and hospices want people to know that. Families fight transfers from hospitals because they are...

Award winning Scottish crematorium sets out on a green mission to offset its LPG usage

The 2019 best crematorium winner of the Scottish Funeral Awards, the Clyde Coast & Garnock Valley Crematorium has now become one of the most environmentally...

One American trying to tackle disrepaired veteran gravestones across the USA 

Everyone in the death care industry has seen gravestones that have fallen into disrepair. One American man, Trae Zipperer, learned about the extent of this...