World media roundup – 12 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Atlas and Observatory of Palliative Care in Latin America launched in Colombia


Dr Tania Pastrana, Principal Investigator, ‘Atlas de Cuidados Paliativos en Latinoamérica’, introduces two important initiatives that will increase development of palliative care in Latin America.

Getai shows to discuss death and dying

Singapore- Channel NewsAsia

The first in a series of getai performances, organised by Lien Foundation and Ang Chin Moh Foundation, took place on Sunday with the aim of getting people talking about death and dying.

People who died in pain cannot demand justice!

Pallium India

Is it not time more questions were raised about the pain burden in the developing world when cheap and effective remedies are available?

Hospice doctor: what dying patients want to talk about

Finland- Helsinki Times

Interview with Juha Hänninen, palliative care specialist and advocate of hospice care in Finland.

On parents who choose hospice care instead of intensive care

Laugh, Cry, Live blog

“It’s not about giving up in fear, but letting go with love – and courage,” writes Deborah L. Davis.

Late cancer detection remains India’s bane

The New Indian Express

Cancer related deaths in India, as in China or other emerging economies, are high due to late detection.

Ever thought about plastering the skulls of your dead loved ones?

The Conversation

Article by Karina Croucher, Lecturer in Archaeology at University of Bradford, about how thinking about the past can help bring people to think about dying today.

Celebrating International Nurses Day: Meet Sr Marguerite Pettipher

ehospice South Africa

To mark International Nurses’ Day, 12 May, ehospice South Africa will be sharing a series of stories this week on hospice nurses in South Africa.

Celebrating our volunteers: being there for others keeps sister going

ehospice Australia

As part of National Volunteer Week in Australia, ehospice will be profiling some amazing palliative care volunteers.

90% of public say healthcare professionals should be trained in talking about death

ehospice UK

90% of people surveyed agree that all healthcare professionals should receive compulsory training in how to talk sensitively to people who are dying and their families, according to a poll carried for Dying Matters Awareness Week.

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