World media roundup – 10 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Prioritise disability in development work, warn MPs

UK Parliament

MPs in the UK have published a report on disability and development, calling on DfID to “step up its work on disability.” Dr Zipporah Ali, Executive Director of KEHPCA, provided evidence during the consultation process.

Palliative care consultations improve outcomes, but referrals lag

US- The Oncology Report

Outpatient palliative care consultations are associated with decreased symptom burden in women with gynecologic malignancies, but American Society of Clinical Oncology recommendations for referral are often ignored, according to retrospective data and a review of patient records.

A ‘Code Death’ for dying patients

New York Times blog

“We physicians need to relearn the ancient art of dying. When planned for, death can be a peaceful, even transcendent experience,” writes American physician Jessica Nutik Zitter.

#palliativecare Social Media: It’s all in a hashtag! #hpm? #hpmglobal?

Pain Policy blog

Dr Jim Cleary writes a blog post about the global palliative care community’s use of social media, particularly Twitter.

Can hospice fix America?

Sunrise Rounds

James Salwitz asks what American’s “dysfunctional” healthcare system can learn from the structure and concepts of palliative and end of life care.

Traditional healers to partner with hospice

ehospice South Africa

Local traditional healers are set to work closely with hospice in the uMgungundlovu District.

Naivasha Hospital to accelerate palliative care

ehospice Kenya

Naivasha District Hospital has received morphine, tools and reading materials from Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), alongside furniture courtesy of funds from Hospice Care Kenya (HCK) to equip their unit.

Seniors care anxiety could swing next federal election, Nanos poll says

ehospice Canada

Almost six in 10 voters in 26 key ridings across Canada say they would support another party if their current political brand fails to make seniors care a priority in the next federal election, according to a new poll.

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