World Media Roundup – 11 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Public Health Ministry to extend palliative care to 10,000 hospitals nationwide

Thai News
The Ministry of Public Health is to promote the establishment of a special unit for patients in the terminal stage at more than 10,000 hospitals nationwide, from January next year.

Patients were the stars…

Pallium India
People receiving care from the palliative care unit at Pain and Palliative Care Society in Thiruvalla, Kerala, were the stars during the 12th annual day meeting of Pain and Palliative Care Society.

Decriminalization of suicide attempt rekindles debate on euthanasia

The Times of India
As the government announced its decision to move towards decriminalizing suicide, Lok Sabha MP A Sampath called for a debate on legalizing euthanasia.

Doctors need patient or family consent before stopping end of life treatment: new Ontario draft policy

Canada – National Post
Doctors must obtain the consent of patients or their families before deciding to turn off or withhold life-preserving treatments, Canada’s largest medical regulator says in a draft new policy that largely reshapes how end of life care is decided.

Good time for parents, children at Golden Child Camp

The Borneo Post
Last weekend, Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society held an activity camp for children receiving cancer treatment and their families.

La Crosse, WI–a city where 90% of residents have an advanced directive

US – JAMA Internal Medicine blog
In La Crosse, a city of about 50,000 people, around 90% of people have an advanced directive, compared to the national average of 30%.

Study on hospice in the nursing home

ehospice USA
New study assesses hospice use in and out of nursing homes and by patients in transition.

It is time to stop using the words “incompatible with life” and embrace the in-between

ehospice international children’s edition
In ICPCN’s latest blog post, Lanise Shortell asks why medical professionals are still using the terminology ‘incompatible with life’ when describing children with life limiting conditions.