World Media Roundup – 10 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Principle of palliative care

Swazi Observer

According to Swaziland Hospice at Home’s experience, thousands of people continue to die in pain and suffering each year.

Doctor condemns ‘torture’ caused by Taiwan’s end of life policies

Focus Taiwan

Doctor Chen Hsiu-tan of National Yangming University Hospital has said that Taiwan needs to take stock of the pain its end of life policies are inflicting on the living and those being kept artificially alive.

Caring for the future

Pro Bono Australia

Interview with the new CEO of Palliative Care Australia, Liz Callaghan.

Medicare inches closer to advance care planning payment

US – The Oncology Report

Medicare won’t pay physicians for counselling their patients on advance care directives in 2015, but they are open to doing it sometime in the future.

Premature babies: resuscitation guidelines are under review

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network is reviewing guidelines on the resuscitation of premature babies.

Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds

Health Canal

The loss of a family member increases a person’s likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Burnout rates in palliative care vs oncology and other specialties

Pallimed blog

Physician burnout in palliative care is higher than the burnout rate reported in medical oncology, according to a large national survey of over 1,200 hospice and palliative care clinicians.

Leading an online journal club in palliative medicine #hpmJC

Pallimed blog

Ollie Minton on hosting the September palliative medicine journal club run by Katherine Sleeman of the Cicely Saunders Institute.

The life of a dying young man is a model for us all

The Guardian – comment is free

Gordon Aikman has motor neurone disease. He doesn’t check work emails at home, fret over tiny problems or neglect friendships

Closure in bereavement: there is no such thing

It’s OK to Die blog

“Closure. What an enticing fantasy. It would be so comforting to think that all the grief will stop some day soon. Then life will proceed as before. The pain will come to an end. The hurt will be terminated, especially by the passing of time.”

Abstract submission opens for Cardiff conference

ehospice International children’s edition

Organisers of the 7th Cardiff International Conference in Paediatric Palliative Care have issued a call for abstracts.

Malawi: Palliative Care Support Trust trains health surveillance assistants in children palliative care

ehospice Africa

Medison Boti writes for ehospice about the training of ‘health surveillance workers’ in palliative care and the impact this is having on offering a continuum of care for children in Malawi.

A positive take on LGBTI aged care

ehospice Australia

Palliative Care Australia policy officer Heidi Moore attended the inaugural National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference in Melbourne last month.

The Adirondack Fiddler: a hospice story

ehospice USA

A documentary called, “The Adirondack Fiddler: A Hospice Story” captures the hospice experience of one northern New York man with video, photographs and the unmistakable sounds of the Adirondack Mountains.

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