World media roundup – 12 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Experts slam stringent morphine law in state

The Times of India

International experts gathered for the international conference on children’s palliative care in Mumbai have been critical of the laws impeding access to morphine for pain relief.

Knowledge lacking on end of life rights

Australian Ageing Agenda

The end of life wishes of people with dementia are not being met and this is partly due to a lack of knowledge among care professionals about a person’s right to refuse treatments, according to a new report.

Belgium expected to legalise euthanasia for children

The Guardian

A group of paediatricians have expressed vocal opposition to extension of law to under-18s approaching death and in extreme pain.

The Business Times Charity Challenge 2014: Cycling for causes

Singapore- Asia One

Singapore’s largest cycling event will feature a dedicated ride for a good cause – The Business Times Charity Challenge – which will raise funds and awareness for Dover Park Hospice.

Dealing with life-threatening illness from both a doctor and patient’s perspective


Debate on whether doctors should be be more forthcoming about what they know about patient survival.

When medical wishes are respected


Personal story about the use of MOLST – short for Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, this a document used to facilitate end of life medical decision-making.

Bollywood star gives his support to children’s palliative care

ehospice International Children’s edition

Guests at the Gala Dinner for the ICPCN Conference taking place in Mumbai, India were delighted by an unexpected visit from a Bollywood star who gave his support to children’s palliative care.

DIY funerals: from the bed to the grave

ehospice Australia

For the past 20 years, Zenith Virago at the Natural Death Care Centre (NDCC) has been empowering Australians to make more educated decisions when it comes to death, grief, bereavement and funerals.

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