World media roundup – 13 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Israeli oncologist: palliative care neglected in developing world

The Jerusalem Post

Prof. Nathan Cherny, veteran oncologist and head of palliative medicine at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical center, says cancer pain should be obsolete.

AMA president Steve Hambleton calls for a debate on treatment for terminally ill patients

Australia- Courier Mail

The Australian Medical Association will today call for a “mature debate” about death by revealing that some patients are prescribed costly drugs that only prolong life by a few weeks but leave patients with serious side-effects.

Jahi McMath, Ariel Sharon, and the Valley of Death

Time Magazine

Heroic medical procedures can leave us in a limbo between life and accepting what’s beyond.

Dying: What no one wants to talk about


It’s a situation no one wants to be in: staring at the serene face of a loved one as doctors discuss ventilators, feeding tubes and EEG results, wondering whether this is what your mom or brother or spouse really would have wanted.

Charity begins in Romania

Church Times

Hospices of Hope was preparing to open the first ever in-patient teaching hospice in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, offering free care to those suffering from advanced cancer.

Care of the dyIng

The Swazi Observer

The impact of death in our society is easily underestimated.

Penarth man receives a knighthood… from Lithuania

UK – Wales Online

A ceremony has been held for Anthony Packer at the Marie Curie hospice in Penarth, where he is being cared for as his copes with cancer.

One last new year’s resolution: become an advocate for better health care for older adults and those with serious illness

GeriPal blog

So you have been working hard to keep your new year’s resolutions. Why not add one more resolution this year to engage in advocacy and advance health policy solutions that will improve care for older patients with serious illness?

Dealing with the digital remains of the dead

Death with Dignity National Centre blog

As people’s lives become even more entwined with digital media, access to and control over the digital accounts and related content of deceased persons has taken on greater significance.

Seeing the suffering and the beauty in palliative care

ehospice Africa

Rinty Kintu-Plukkel, Project Coordinator at Hospice Tororo in Uganda, writes for ehospice about coming to terms with both the suffering and the beauty of working in palliative care.

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