World media roundup – 13 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

5 Myths About Hospice Care

US – Scripps

Tim Corbin, MD, medical director for the Scripps Hospice Program, demystifies some of the most common misconceptions about hospice care.

Dr Olga Usenko receives EJPC Palliative Care Policy Development Award


Dr Olga Usenko, Russian palliative care professional affiliated with the Eastern and Central Europe Palliative Care Task Force and currently Clinical Documentation Specialist, Florida Hospitals, USA, gives her reaction to winning the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC) Palliative Care Policy Development Award 2014.

Experts call for better care to stop the suffering of critically ill in the UAE

UAE – The National

In Abu Dhabi, doctors have called for better care to relieve and prevent the suffering of the chronically ill.

Hospice Waikato Rural Outreach

New Zealand – Hospice Waikato

Read about the Hospice Waikato Rural Outreach service is for people with palliative care needs who live outside of the Cambridge-Hamilton-Ngaruawahia area of the Waikato region.

A global victory for palliative care


On May 23, the World Health Organization passed its first ever stand-alone palliative care resolution. It calls on all member states to integrate palliative care and pain relief into their national health systems.

Dr Craig Blinderman Discusses the Ethics of Palliative Care

US – Columbia University School of Continuing Education

Dr Craig Blinderman, director of Adult Palliative Care Services and co-director of the Center for Supportive Care and Clinical Ethics, teaches in the Masters of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, speaks about palliative care, ethics, and how pain management can sometimes save a patient’s life.

Ketamine Offers Opioid-Sparing in Pediatric Patients

US – Pain Medicine News

Anaesthesiologists looking to reduce the consumption of morphine after scoliosis surgery in paediatric patients may want to consider ketamine, Japanese researchers have found.

Deadlines extended for the 2nd Paediatric Palliative Care Congress in Rome

ehospice international children’s edition 

The Fondazione Maruzza Lefebvre D’Ovidio Onlus has announced an extension on the deadlines for their 2nd Paediatric Palliative Care Congress that will take place in Rome this November.

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