World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 17 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Paul Kalanithi, writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37

US – Stanford Medicine News Centre

Paul Kalanithi wrote essays for The New York Times and Stanford Medicine reflecting on being a physician and a patient, the human experience of facing death, and the joy he found despite terminal illness.

Invitation to bid – 13th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2019

APHPCN

The APHPCN Council is pleased to invite member organizations wishing to host the 13th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2019 to send in their application to the APHPCN Secretariat.

SHC – LCPC Forum: Perspectives of the Elderly on Spirituality

APHPCN

Summary of a talk by Ng Shi Hui entitled: ‘Perspectives of the Elderly on Spirituality – A Qualitative Survey on Admitted Elderly’.

Pediatric palliative care provider chosen to lead AAHPM group

US – University of Kentucky News

University of Kentucky Health Care pediatrician Dr Lindsay B. Ragsdale was recently elected as chair of the Pediatric Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

Healthy songs: the amazing power of music therapy

US – The Conversation

Music therapy has grown from relative obscurity to a practice that is becoming fairly mainstream, largely due to the advocacy of colleagues in the field, along with media coverage of the burgeoning profession.

Should euthanasia be legalised across Europe?

Debating Europe

Euthanasia is legal only in three countries in the world, all of them EU Member States: the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. However, the reality is much more complicated, with passive euthanasia and assisted suicide being legal (or at least tacitly permitted) in several European countries.

Learn through Play

ehospice South Africa

Sikhula Sonke gives a boost to Early Childhood Development with its Mobile Library Programme.

The importance of understanding advanced dementia and hospice

ehospice USA

Palliative care and hospice care can play a significant role in addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual distress during advanced dementia.