World Media Roundup – 10 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

A mortician talks openly about death, and wants you to, too

US – npr

Talking about death isn’t easy, but mortician Caitlin Doughty is trying to reform how we think about the deaths of loved ones — and prepare for our own.

Doctors’ views on suffering: a study

Pallium India

Dr Odette Spruyt is conducting a qualitative study exploring the views of doctors working in Australia and India and has invited doctors working substantially in palliative care to consider participating in the project.

Chaplain aims to help students see ‘the person in every patient’

UK – Nursing Times

A hospital chaplain is helping to ensure student nurses receive a valuable insight into spiritual care, and an understanding of how it differs from religious beliefs and practices.

The last visit: turning off the defibrillator

US – KevinMD

Touching story about one doctor-patient relationship and preparing for the end of life.

End of life in care homes

Scotland – End of life studies blog

Ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2014, Jo Hockley highlights the need for services for frail older people as they face the end of their lives.

‘Quality of death also very important’

India – Sakal Times

Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in Pune is conducting a week-long awareness programme as part of World Palliative Care Day celebrations.

A play that cures

The Indian Times

Taking inspiration from Dr Rajagopal and his team, director Meenambalam Santhosh is staging ‘Sneha Santhwanam’, a play based on palliative care, at Karthika Thirunal Theatre to celebrate World Palliative Care Day.

Bringing cheer

Focus Taiwan

Chi Mei Hospital mascots performed for patients in Taiwan on Thursday as part of a series of artistic events ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Hospice Care Week: From cups of tea to complexity

ehospice UK

“The longer I work in hospice care, the harder it is to say why ‘hospice’ makes such a difference to people,” writes Hospice Director Dr Ros Taylor.

Who Cares? Phumi does.

ehospice International children’s edition

As we approach World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, here is a beautiful tribute to one dedicated caregiver from Hope House Hospice in Swaziland.

Charles Sturt Uni seeks Professor of Ageing and Theology

ehospice Australia

Charles Sturt University (CSU) which serves the New South Wales central western region is embarking on a relatively new role for the institution with its search for an Associate Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology.

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