World Media Roundup – 10 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Unprecedented: Israeli court okays euthanasia for patient who didn’t meet criteria

An Israeli court has allowed a patient suffering from a terminal disease to end his own life, though he did not meet the criteria of “dying patient” set into legislation in 2005.

Life and death on your terms

US – The Huffington Post
Blog by a nurse on what hospice care is and the differences between hospice care and palliative care.

Crowdfunding a palliative care service: can it really work?

Blog reflecting on the use of crowdfunding to raise money for palliative care services.

HealthCare Chaplaincy seminar to explore dying process, coping strategies for families

The HealthCare Chaplaincy Network will host a seminar – available online – on 18 December that will guide chaplains and other healthcare professionals in assisting patients and their families throughout each phase of the dying process.

Malaria death rates fall, Ebola threatens West Africa progress

The current Ebola epidemic in West Africa could contribute to a resurgence of malaria, the World Health Organization has said.

Ebola outbreak: Virus still ‘running ahead of us’, says WHO

BBC News
The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still “running ahead” of efforts to contain it, the head of the World Health Organization has said.

That Dragon, Cancer succeeds its Kickstarter goal

Ryan Green’s autobiographical family drama, That Dragon, Cancer – the story of raising a young boy with a terminal illness – has surpassed its $85K Kickstarter goal.

Marie Curie launches online Christmas campaign to remember loved ones

ehospice UK
Marie Curie has launched a new online campaign, as it reveals that over 2,000 people with a terminal illness will be cared for by Marie Curie nurses at home over the 12 days of Christmas.

Talking about bereavement still a taboo for many Brits

ehospice UK
Dying Matters launches a new campaign today to support people with what to say and do after someone has been bereaved, as a survey finds that almost half of Britons say they would feel uncomfortable talking to someone who has been recently bereaved.

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