World media roundup 11 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Where would we like to go? ATOME update from Serbia

EAPC blog

Lukas Radbruch, Coordinator of the ATOME project (Access to Opioid Medication in Europe) reports on the ATOME National Symposium held in Belgrade on 3 October 2013.

“Urgent action” needed on palliative care

Australia- Austrailian Ageing Agenda

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and the World Palliative Care Allaince (WPCA) are using Saturday’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2013 to focus on “dispelling the myths” that are preventing quicker progress being made in achieving universal coverage of services. 

5 ways to connect with a dying loved one

US- Huffington Post blog

Describes ways family and friends can connect with a loved one who may be drifting in and out of consciousness, cannot communicate verbally, or otherwise seems beyond reach.

Judge weighs assisted suicide charge against Philly nurse in death of dying 93-year-old father

US- Washington Post

A Pennsylvania judge has been asked to dismiss an assisted suicide charge filed against a nurse in her 93-year-old father’s death while on hospice.

Will I become addicted, if strong narcotics are used to treat pain?

ehospice Australia

Opinion piece by Paul Tait, advanced practice pharmacist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Service, on the use of opioids for pain relief.

Ministry of Health and KEHPCA Executive Director bag awards

ehospice Kenya

The Kenya Ministry of Health won the Public Health Policy Award at the recently concluded African Palliative Care Association and Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa conference in Johannesburg.

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