World media roundup – 10 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

And … action! Hospice and palliative care volunteers as patients

EAPC blog

Dr Birgit Jaspers, researcher at the University of Bonn, Germany, reports on new challenges faced by volunteers working with her institution.

Response to misleading WaPo hospice article: part three


The third (and final) part of Dr Bruce Scott’s response to the The Washington Post article on hospice care and Medicare which has stirred up debate in the US.

When life gives you death, what’s so funny?

Psychology Today – Changing the Way We Die

A visit to the lighter side doesn’t change the situation, but helps people cope.

Patients’ wishes for end of life care seldom followed


Steep Medicare spending at end of life, lengthy ICU stays for patients with chronic illnesses evidence of wide gap between what patients want and what they get.

Graham’s flying tour of Europe for charity

Cyprus Mail

A Paphos fundraiser is determined to raise thousands of euros for two local charities by completing a flying tour of Europe on a shoestring budget.

Joy Boy Project brings art, beauty and sense of calm to hospice patients

US – Oregon Live

The Joy Boy Project crowd-funding campaign hopes to raise $8,280 by Valentine’s Day to donate a poster of nature scenes to every hospice agency in the US.

‘If you have a pulse, one day you won’t’

Canada- Northern Life

Doctors argue for greater emphasis on end of life care.

John’s Journey: Why we need more palliative care funding

ehospice Australia

“This is my story explaining why more funds are needed for palliative care in the community.”

Holiday wish fulfilled for mom and infant through Hospice of the Valley’s care

ehospice USA

When she first learned that the son she would give birth to in 10 weeks was not expected to survive, Julie Hamilton found hope at a curious place: Hospice of the Valley.

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