World Media Roundup – 13 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Robin Williams – A Life In Quotes

US – Yahoo Movies

Robin Williams wasn’t only an actor, or a comedian, for that matter. He was a glittering sage, with a devastatingly witty riposte on every matter from politics to pets just ready to pull out at just the right moment.

Lessons from France: decision-making at the end-of-life

US –

Opinion piece responding to a New York Times article on differences in cultural conceptions of patient autonomy between the US and France and the consequent implications for policy, consent and end of life decision-making. 

Study finds most families wait too long to begin aging conversations

US – PR Wire

Approximately 80 million Americans are currently avoiding the end-of-life discussion with their aging parents. It’s a conversation about end-of-life wishes that can save families years of heartache, bickering and even legal issues. Yet, millions are actively avoiding it, according to a Marist survey conducted for Home Instead, Inc. 

Talking about hard truths and end-of-life care

US – Forbes

The health reform debate in America has been hampered by a lack of progress about end of life care and medical futility. The following story may offer a new starting point to restart the dialogue.

Need for palliative care at all levels in health sector

Barbados – The Barbados Advocate

Opinion piece about end of life care in Barbados. 

Families gather at EACH in Milton to celebrate 25 year anniversary

ehospice UK

East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) hosted an afternoon tea party to celebrate 25 years since the opening of the Cambridge hospice.

Legal practitioners in Malawi learn about palliative care

ehospice Africa

Malawi’s legal practitioners joined palliative care advocates and service providers to ensure greater patient access to palliative care across the whole of Malawi.

City doctor honoured for efforts to improve health-care ethics

ehospice Canada

On Tuesday, Calgary’s Juliet Guichon and Dr. Eric Wasylenko were among the handful of recipients recognized with an award from the Canadian Medical Association.

Palliative care progress at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

ehospice Kenya

Palliative Care progress at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, the second largest referral hospital in Kenya.

New report examines changing patient-physician relationship in North America

ehospice USA

In a report from Deloitte, “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2014,” one area they examine in physician-patient visits and the way technology is changing practice.

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