Media highlights: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Categories: In The Media.

On October 12, thousands around the world gathered to celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day under the theme “My Care, My Right”. Here’s a round up of media coverage highlighting local events (listed alphabetically):

Austria

APA: Welthospiztag 2019: The right to hospice and palliative care

Bangladesh

Dhaka TribuneAccepting reality can bring change

New Age: BSMMU to celebrate palliative care day

Belize

LoveFM: Belize Honors World Hospice And Palliative Care Day

Canada

Belleville Intelligencer: Celebrate hospice palliative care Saturday

Europe

EAPC blogMy Care My Right – Recognising the role of volunteers

India

Times of India: Bring palliative care under universal health coverage, say experts

The Hindu: Walkathon held to create awareness on palliative care

The Hindu: 98% of Indians have no access to pain relief or palliative care: expert

The NationHospice & Palliative Care Day today

Hindustan TimesLess than 1% patients in state get palliative care

Malaysia

Borneo Post: MOH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness

Oman

The World News: Let them leave with dignity

Oman Daily Observer: First palliative care website launched

Pakistan

Business Recorder: Empowering volunteer nurses, physicians can improve patient wellbeing in Pakistan

South Africa

News24How hospice helps communities

Estcourt and Midlands NewsJoin the walk-a-thon in aid to prioritise palliative care

Taiwan

Yahoo!: Welcoming the annual World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, the Department of Health and Welfare commissioned the Taiwan Peace Care Association

Thailand

Daily News: Deputy Minister of Public Health encourages patient care measures to reduce torture at the end of life

Matichon: Ministry of Public Health urged to educate “patients” to use palliative care rights in the final stages of life

United States

Yahoo!Finance; NBC29; Markets Insider: Thousands Across 80 Countries Convene to Make Hospice and Palliative Care a Public Health Priority

Palm Beach Post: Letters: Palliative care isn’t just for the dying

Daily Star JournalCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care volunteers give patients a “Gift of a Day”

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