World hospice and palliative care news – 5 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Congratulations, Dr Nandini. No one deserves it more!

Pallium India

Dr Nandini Vallath wins the 2015 Cancer Aid Society Palliative Care Award for Excellence and Leadership in the SAARC region for taking away a significant chunk of suffering in our vast country.

We demand justice! We have waited long enough

Pallium India

The Rotary Club of Trivandrum and Freemasons Club of Trivandrum, in association with Pallium India, Indian Medical Association Kerala, Indian Society of Anaesthetists Kerala and Indian Association of Palliative Care Kerala, together organized a public meeting at Hassan Marikar Hall on the 2nd of February, 2015, to make a declaration on behalf of the people of Kerala.

Hearing loss an oft-overlooked problem for hospice patients


Among dying hospice patients, hearing problems are often overlooked, but shouldn’t be, experts say.

Canadian Medical Association says assisted suicide may be humane option

For the first time, the Canadian Medical Association is acknowledging that helping a suffering patient die may be a doctor’s most humane option.

Lawsuit looks to legalize aid in dying in New York


A group of patients and doctors filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking the New York Supreme Court to rule that aid in dying to terminally ill patients is legal in the state.

Why is CPR being used for end of life care?

Canada –The Globe and Mail

One of the most difficult and poorly understood issues in end of life care is the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 

Institute launches website on cancer

India – The Hindu

To create awareness on cancer among the people, the Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Research here has launched a website ( and an e-book to mark the World Cancer Day on Thursday.

Top 10 children’s books on death and bereavement

UK – The Guardian

From Michael Rosen’s Sad Book to Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Holly Webb, author of A Tiger Tale, shares the most touching books that help us talk and think about loss of a loved one

Free from Ebola, survivors complain of new syndrome

West Africa – Reuters

Romeo Doe, a 29-year-old tailor who survived Ebola in Liberia, is struggling to cope with the impact of a disease that killed seven members of his family and now threatens his livelihood.

Marmaduke’s story – the latest Little Stars movie

ehospice International children’s edition

The latest of the Little Stars movie highlights the support that palliative care gave to a young Australian boy and his family as they faced the devastating double blow of a cancer diagnosis for Marmaduke and his mother.

Mapping palliative care volunteering in NSW

ehospice Australia

The first comprehensive survey of palliative care volunteering in NSW has found that some 38 services engage 1,242 volunteers across the state.

Paediatric palliative care: from theory to practice

ehospice South Africa

South Africa has made great strides toward increasing the number of home based care workers with knowledge of children’s palliative care so that children and their families can receive the care they need.

Awareness days – doing harm as well as good?

ehospice UK

On World Cancer Day, cancer patient Helen Andrews reflects on awareness days and questions their use of “fear as a way to raise funds.”

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