World media roundup – 10 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Award for Professor Sushma Bhatnagar from India

IAHPC newsletter

Professor Sushma Bhatnagar from India has been awarded the Annual Award for Excellence & Leadership in Palliative Care for citizens of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries.

Assisted suicide moves closer as government allows free vote

UK – The Telegraph

The UK Government has said it will allow MPs a free vote on legislation to introduce assisted suicide in the UK.

Patients/carers urged to share experiences of palliative care

Irish Examiner

The all-Ireland Let’s Talk About survey, being conducted by the All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, asks people in Ireland with illnesses that may not be cured to share their experiences, both good and bad.

A terminal state of affairs

The Indian Express

With the highest incidence of cancer in India, Aizawl district is held hostage by a silent killer that is crippling not only the city, but the entire state.

Compassion requires medical community to offer perinatal hospice

US- The Washington Times

“Parents who have just received the devastating news that their child has a significantly life-limiting condition are left floundering with no real options,” writes Mailee Smith.

Ian Maddocks – a conversation with the world’s first professor of palliative care

Australia- ABC Local – podcast

Interview with Ian Maddocks, who was instrumental in reforming practices around caring for people with terminal illness.

Four things everyone should know about end of life planning


Anjali Dogra, anesthesia, pulmonary and critical care fellow, on the four things everyone should know to be better prepared.

HPCA Conference 2014 – Call for abstracts

ehospice South Africa

The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) is now accepting abstracts to be considered for the HPCA 2014 conference.

A comparison of the nurse work environment between perinatal and non-perinatal hospice providers

ehospice USA

Perinatal death is one of the most difficult and complicated issue to discuss in hospice care today. Parents faced with confronting perinatal death are forced into a rigorous and challenging emotional and mental roller crucible.

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