World media roundup – 11 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Letting Go of the Dying With Dignity

Rwanda –

A profile of palliative care, including community involvement and pain control in Rwanda. 

A Strong Case for Palliative Care Early Referrals

US – McKesson Homecare Talk

A new study from Stanford University shows that late referrals to palliative care have a negative impact on health outcomes, giving home care agencies the evidence they need to help convince hospital providers to refer cancer patients more quickly.

Doctors call for better end-of-life care, not euthanasia

Canada – Calgary Sun

There’s an urgent need for more and better palliative care right across the country, says the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

Senior citizens minister appeals assisted suicide bill

Israel – Israel Hayom

Senior Citizens Minister Uri Orbach (Habayit Hayehudi) has filed an appeal with the Ministerial Committee on Legislation over its approval of the physician-assisted suicide bill.

Meet the African palliative care staff – Emilly Kemigisha Ssali

ehospice Africa

The editor of the Africa edition of ehospice, Steve Hynd, recently caught up with Emilly Kemigisha, programmes manager at the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) to find out what motivates her to work in the field of palliative care.

Primer Congreso de Cuidados Paliativos del Mercosur

ehospice Latin America

Read about the first conference of the Palliative Care Association of Mercosur (article in Portuguese).

Reflections of a dying chaplain

ehospice USA

Catherine has been at the bedside of many people with terminal illnesses during their final days and hours. This essay shares some of reflections on the work she has done as a Chaplain in hospice as she faces her own death.

Canada’s nurses encouraged by Canadian Medical Association’s end-of-life care report

ehospice Canada English

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) applauds the work of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) in facilitating an open and honest national discussion on end-of-life care in Canada.

Palliative care: the physiotherapy perspective

ehospice UK

Janina John, Head of Physiotherapy Services at Oakhaven Hospice Trust, describes the role physiotherapy plays in supporting people at the end of their lives.

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