World Media Roundup – 1 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Coverage for end of life talks gaining ground

US – The New York Times

The idea of paying doctors to talk to patients about end of life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.

Palliative care information centre launched

Pallium India newsletter

Pallium India’s Information Centre was formally inaugurated by the Health Minister of Kerala on 29 August 2014 at Pallium India premises in Trivandrum.

Workshop for volunteers on end of life care

Pallium India

Pallium India has joined local groups in conducting three training programs on end of life care for volunteers in Kerala.

Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia?

The Netherlands – BioEdge

A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home. 

Factors ID’d for late hospice admission for cancer patients

US – HealthDay News

The factors associated with late admission to hospice, for patients with cancer, have been identified, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

SickKids creates app for dosing pain medication in children

Health Canal

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has created a medical app called PediPain, that focuses on the medications used to manage pain in children. 

Outdoor pool another national first for The Connecticut Hospice, Inc.

US – PR Web

The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is the nation’s first palliative teaching hospital with an Olympic-sized, heated outdoor pool available to hospice family members, staff and local residents.

Palliative care: a medical student’s reflection

Kevin MD

“Palliative care might be one of the most compassionate fields in medicine, pure in its intentions to relieve suffering and to promote dignity in its patients.”

A Will for the Woods: a documentary about honouring death and the earth

Huffington Post

The documentary ‘A Will for the Woods’ follows Clark Wang as he prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma.

“A marriage to remember”

The New York Times

“One of the most striking things that Alzheimer’s has revealed is the strength of my parents’ marriage, even as it alters their relationship forever.”

“We had little knowledge in paediatric palliative care” healthcare workers admit

ehospice Kenya

Healthcare workers on an introduction to paediatric palliative care training course have said the training has improved their perception towards children with life limiting illnesses.

Alzheimer’s Australia launches “dementia friendly” video

ehospice Australia

Today marks the start to Dementia Awareness Month and Alzheimer’s Australia, in keeping with its aim of creating dementia friendly communities, has launched a video where three Australians discuss what it means to live with the disease.

The coping cliff

ehospice UK

Lucy Watts writes about how she copes day-to-day living with a life-limiting condition and the importance of having someone to talk to.

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