World media roundup – 11 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Exciting news – but valid for my own patients?


Dagny Faksvåg Haugen from Norway writes about the first internationally developed dataset to describe a palliative care cancer population.

The first children’s palliative care conference kicks off in India

South African Broadcasting Corporation

The first ever international children’s palliative care conference, being held in Mumbai, India was officially opened with the emphasis that every child’s life, no matter how short, is valued and cherished.

Keeping the sunshine on terminally ill

South Africa- Time Live

With insufficient support from government, the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) says thousands of terminally ill patients have no access to palliative care.

BMC tells hospice to give up land again

The Times of India

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a repeat land acquisition notice to a home for the dying and destitute in Santa Cruz to surrender part of its compound for road-widening.

Amala Pauls keeps up her promise


The young actress Amala Pauls took a day off and visited the houses where the palliative care patients are taken care of.

Fewer heart patients now dying from heart disease, study shows


Americans with heart disease are now more likely to die from cancer, lung disease and neurological causes than from heart problems, compared with 20 years ago.

Indigenous life expectancy gap needs to be closed quicker, says Tony Abbott

Australia – The Guardian

Australia must accelerate its efforts to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, Tony Abbott will tell parliament on Wednesday.

Health Minister calls for children’s palliative care roll out in Maharashtra

ehospice India

In his address at the Inaugural Ceremony, held on the evening of the ICPCN Conference taking place this week in Mumbai, Maharashtra Minister of Health, Suresh Shetty, stated his support for a further roll out of children’s palliative care throughout the state.

Stigma associated with hospice

ehospice South Africa

Five South African NGOs that work to promote cancer care have joined as one collective voice in launching the Voice of Cancer National Anti-Stigma project.

How did you end up here? Dr Sonia Fullerton

ehospice Australia

Dr Sonia Fullerton is a Palliative Medicine Consultant at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, ehospice Australia spoke to her and asked her to share her thoughts about her work in palliative care.

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