World Media Roundup – 10 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative Care Week

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

AIIHPC is now in the final stages of planning and organising Ireland’s first-ever Palliative Care Week, which will take place from 6 to 11 October 2014.

The Learning Platform is now live

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

The Learning Platform is now live and provides online palliative care education programmes, targeted at health and social care professionals and the wider community.

“French hospital opens bar for terminally ill”

International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care Newsletter

Article by Derek Doyle about the recent news that one French hospital has opened a bar for its terminally ill patients.

How age alters our immune response to bereavement

Medical Xpress

Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.

Improving access to high quality hospice care: what is the optimal path?

Health Affairs blog

Discusses some of the potential barriers to greater use of hospice care in the US and some of the policy options that could be implemented to improve access to care.

End of life discussions: is extra reimbursement enough?

Kevin MD

Blog about the AMA’s recommendation to reimburse doctors for the time they take in having end of life discussions with their patients and whether one conversation and the completed documents really work.

Worrying trend of couples dying together

WA Today

A spate of double suicides involving older couples in Western Australia has prompted calls for a discussion of voluntary euthanasia and concerns about the isolation those over the age of 50 years may be feeling.

An interview with human rights lawyer, Meredith Lwanga

ehospice Africa

Meredith Lwanga, a human rights lawyer and board member for the African Palliative Care Association, talks about how she became interested in palliative care and what her vision is for palliative care in Africa over the coming years.

Death and dying: don’t get creeped out by tough talks

ehospice Canada

A recent poll indicates that while six in 10 Canadians believe it is extremely important to talk to someone about their end of life care preferences, only 45% have done so.

Panama City hosts conference for cancer nurses

ehospice International children’s edition

Prof Julia Downing reports from the 18th International Conference on Cancer Nursing: Strengthening Leadership, Unity and Compassion in Cancer Care, being held in Panama.

Welcome to grief

ehospice USA

An assignment to capture the healing at a summer bereavement camp for young people taught many valuable lessons as reflected in this article by NHPCO’s Alex Caruso.

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