World Media Roundup – 11 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Photos of my grandfather dying


Johann Bouché-Pillon documented the final months of his grandfathers life following his diagnosis with terminal cancer.

The human rights-based approach to children’s palliative care in Belarus


Katherine Pettus explains how she has been working with staff of a children’s hospice in Eastern Europe to help them advance children’s palliative care through closer links with international human rights bodies.

Most dementia patients get drugs of questionable benefit

US – Bloomberg

More than half of patients with advanced dementia are regularly given drugs of questionable benefit, researchers have said.

Majority of patients ready for telehealth

US – Clinical Innovation + Technology

The majority of patients indicate a readiness for telehealth, according to a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.

More resilient people tend to have a higher pain tolerance

Health Canal

Resilience, a person’s ability to overcome adverse circumstances, is the main quality associated with pain tolerance among patients and their adjustment to chronic pain.

End of life care preferences: a promising target for reducing racial disparities in terminal cancer care

US – Weill Cornell Medical College

A patient’s race and ethnicity dramatically influence their preferences about the care they receive at the end of their lives, which in turn significantly affect the likelihood they will complete a do-not-resuscitate order (DNR), say a team of researchers.

What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

US – Reuters

When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews.

Universal commitment to quality end of life care

ehospice Australia

The Australian Medical Association has released a new position statement on End of Life Care and Advance Care Planning.

Good symptom control through palliative care can pre-empt request for euthanasia: IAPC

ehospcie India

In its position statement on the subject, the Indian Association of Palliative Care has opposed euthanasia in all its forms. 

Why I will be running for the African Palliative Care Association

ehospice Africa

Steve Hynd, the editor of the Africa edition of ehospice, explains in a blog post why he is running a half-marathon to raise funds and awareness for the African Palliative Care Association.

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