World media roundup – 1 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

The first palliative care centre in the state of Meghalaya opened at NEIGRIHMS

Pallium India

Pallium India has announced the opening of a collaborative project with the North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong.

Burden for family carers at the end of life; a mixed-method study of the perspectives of family carers and GPs

7th Space

A new study has explored family carers’ burden in the final three months of the patient’s life, from the perspective of both carers and GPs.

Lesbian couple, one partner ill with terminal cancer, sue Indiana to have marriage recognised

US- GayStarNews

An Indiana couple is asking a federal court to order their home state of Indiana to recognise their marriage because one of them is terminally ill.

When do you stop fighting?

ONS Connect Blog

Carol Cannon asks: “How do I find a happy medium in nursing? How do patients find a happy medium between cure and comfort? Does that happy medium even exist?”

Transforming children’s palliative care – from ideas to action: highlights from the first ICPCN conference on children’s palliative care


Conference report on the ICPCN’s first international conference on children’s palliative care, held in India in February.

HBO documentary ‘Prison Terminal’ shows the human side of dying in prison

US- Newsweek

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall follows an inmate-run hospice program, an attempt to give dignity to the 100,000 prisoners who will die in their cells in the next decade.

Hospitals and end of life care – reactions to a paper

UK- End of life studies blog

Post on the media reaction to the publication of research from the University of Glasgow last month that one in three patients in hospital in the UK is likely to die within 12 months.

Directory of life limiting conditions in children

ehospice International children’s edition

A directory of life limiting conditions has been compiled by Dr Richard Hain and Dr Mary Devins garnered from data from death certificates as well as from children’s hospices and specialist palliative teams across the UK.

Improving access to cancer medicines

ehospice Australia

For the first time, the Australian cancer community has gathered together to openly discuss timely and equitable access to new medicines. Palliative Care Australia’s National Policy Manager, Amanda Bresnan attended the event to write this report.

Nurses to lead charge against DR-TB

ehospice South Africa

In a country of more than 50 million people, it is hard to be a “first” but Ntombasekaya Mlandu is. She is the first nurse trained to initiate and manage multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients.

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