World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 6 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Pathanamthitta to become total palliative care district

India – The Hindu

Pathanamthitta, the youngest district in the State, is all set to become the third total palliative care district in Kerala, according to district panchayat president R. Haridas Edathitta.

The right to morphine availability – by Prof Vijay Thawani

Pallium India

“We are very pleased to see the editorial written by Dr. Vijay Thawani, Professor of Pharmacology from Uttarakhand. Medical students learn the basics of therapeutics from their pharmacology professors.”

LA’s Korean “Well-Dying” program counters end of life planning taboo

New America Media

Koreans in Los Angeles are changing perceptions of hospice care partly because of the “well-dying” campaign of the Hope Society, which was founded in 2007.

Early palliative support critical for end of life care outcomes

Australia – The Age

Palliative care is, often, a taboo topic. With its connotations of death and dying, it is a subject many people shy away from. But research shows palliative care is also about life – for both patients and their carers.

Unacceptable to force doctors to participate in assisted dying against their conscience: CMA head

Canada – National Post

No physician in the country should be forced to play a role in any aspect of assisted dying against their moral or religious beliefs — including referring patients to another doctor willing to help them die, the Canadian Medical Association says.

Medics oppose assisted dying says Dutch exponent

Radio New Zealand

A visiting Dutch exponent of voluntary euthanasia says the medical professional bodies he has met with are against legalising medically assisted dying.

Terminally ill woman’s dying wish to see Rembrandt exhibition granted by Dutch charity

The Netherlands – The Independent

A dying woman’s wish to see a Rembrandt exhibition has been granted by a Dutch charity.

Gombe district hospital in Uganda adapts palliative care in its vision and mission

ehospice Africa

The three year project that used a model that is concentrated on capacity building of the hospital to integrate palliative care has been successful in influencing the hospital vision, mission and core values, which ascribes to the key aspects of care that palliative care: patient centred care, dignity and improving the quality of life.

Support needs for young people with life-limiting conditions – call for evidence

ehospice UK

Demos are inviting young people with complex disabilities, life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families and practitioners, to feed into a new research project on the needs of these young people and available support in the UK.

South African TV correspondent takes on the London Marathon to raise funds for ICPCN

ehospice International Children’s edition

RIchard Newton, a Specialist Correspondent with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has committed to run the London Marathon this year to raise funds for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network.

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