News Roundup 1 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Opinion: More and better palliative care is needed

Canada- The Montreal Gazette 

Canadian palliative care experts respond to a video made by a dying doctor in support of euthanasia. They state: “…everyday people — bedbound, incontinent and nearing death — are not concerned with having control over the timing or method of their end to life; instead, they look to focus on creating life-affirming moments that bring great satisfaction, closure and even joy. This is what our patients and families have done. As palliative-care professionals and volunteers, we walk beside them and support them through the process of dying.”

Four Seasons Efforts to Improve Palliative Care in Zambia Featured in Documentary

US and Zambia-

A short documentary film has been made featuring Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, and its cross-continental partnership with the Palliative Care Association of Zambia.

Hospice extending home-based care

New Zealand- Radio New Zealand

Specialist palliative nurses will start seeing patients in Stratford, Opunake and Patea, taking over from district health board nurses.

Vincent Mor Receives NHPCO Distinguished Researcher Award

US: PR Web

Vincent Mor, PhD, MED, professor of Medical Science, Heath Services, Policy & Practice at Brown University, was awarded the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s 2013 Distinguished Researcher Award.

A partnership with cosmetics helps rebuild positive body images in patients with cancer

US: Oncology Nurse advisor 

The Body Image Therapy Programme at the University of Texas, partners with beauty therapists to help women undergoing cancer treatment to improve their body image and quality of life. 

Assisi Hospice to raise funds for operating expenses shortfall

Singapore: Channel News Asia

The Assisi Hospice held a charity dinner on Sunday to raise funds to meet their operating expenses shortfall.

Dying well

Australia- The Australian

A beautiful article by Prof Bruce Robinson explores the difference between dying badly and dying well. 

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