World media roundup – 1 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Bereavement can set stage for several mental illnesses

Psychiatry Online

Losing a loved one unexpectedly can be emotionally devastating and increase the risk for development of a mental disorder, a new study has found.

Videos aim to inform patients about end of life medical options

US – Daily Herald

Article which highlights the value of videos, developed by two Harvard doctors, which help patients understand their medical options at the end of life.

Documenting decisions about end of life care

Irish Times

Muiris Houston, the first doctor on the homecare team at St Francis Hospice, Dublin, on advance care planning and a new documentary, ‘Way to Go? Death and the Irish’, being broadcast tonight.

Most chronic kidney disease patients misunderstand palliative and hospice care

US – Reuters Health

Less than a quarter of patients with chronic kidney disease have a correct understanding of palliative and hospice care, researchers say.

Hospice manager nominated for Pride of Australia medal for helping families bear child’s pain

Australia – Daily Telegraph

Bear Cottage nursing unit manager Narelle Martin has been nominated for a Pride of Australia Medal.

Improving quality of life of dying patients

India – Tribune

Article by Dr Taranjit Singh on palliative care and “Active Total Care”.

Have a conversation with your family about the end of life

Kevin MD

Article on the importance of talking to family members and friends about what they’d want in the case of a life-threatening emergency.

On liminality: ‘the middle place…between life and nowhere’

ehospice UK

Laura Middleton-Green, Lecturer and Researcher in Palliative and End of Life Care, writes about dying as a ‘liminal space’ – where death is certain but the timing is unknown.

Pharmacists commence three day palliative care training

ehospice Kenya

A second team of pharmacist are attending training on palliative care in Nairobi.

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