World Media Roundup – 1 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

The role and significance of nurses in managing transitions to palliative care: a qualitative study

Australia – BMJ Open

Report on a study which aimed to systematically explore hospital-based nurses’ accounts of the transition to palliative care, and the potential role of nurses in facilitating more effective palliative care transitions.

Debunking the myth about access to palliative care

Canada – Impact Ethics

Jocelyn Downie and Georgia Lloyd-Smith dispute the oft-repeated claim that current rates of access to palliative care in Canada are between 16%-30%.

Talking to teens about a parent’s death


Article on a study which focused on the topic of a terminally ill parent and the challenge facing families of informing children of the parent’s condition and prognosis.

India may run out of free drug for HIV programme

The Times of India

India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month. 

AAN warns against opioids in chronic noncancer pain

US – MedPage Today

The risks of opioids far outweigh their benefits in chronic pain conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Neurology.

New online resource for parents preparing for a baby with a Trisomy 13 or 18 diagnosis

ehospice International children’s edition

The International Trisomy Alliance has just released a free online booklet to help parents prepare for the arrival of their baby after receiving a diagnosis of Trisomy 13 or 18.

Care, Support and ALS

ehospice USA

A new video which is part of the “Moments of Life” national awareness campaign shows the compassion provided to patients and family caregivers by the hospice team.

UnitingCare supports LGBTI quest for easier access to aged care

ehospice Australia

UnitingCare Ageing is emerging as a leader in the provision of aged care for the LGBTI community – as well as paving the way for other faith-based groups to follow in their footsteps.

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