World media roundup – 13 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Breaking the silence about death and dying

The Irish Times

A conference in Dublin this week, Living and Dying Well in the Community, organised by the Irish Hospice Foundation, aims to break the silence about dying, particularly dying at home.

‘Language in end of life care’: a user engagement event

Lancaster University

On 8 May the main findings of the project ‘Metaphor in end of life care’ were presented to potential users of the research at the Work Foundation in central London.

Is it better to die with a whimper or a bang?


With each new medical innovation, the odds that we will have to confront sudden death decrease. But is this a triumph or a tragedy? Jacob M Appel argues that the way we die now affects how we live.

Frieda Hughes: the trouble with death

BBC World Service – Outlook

Poet and painter Frieda Hughes, daughter of renowned poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, talks about the profound impact of her mother’s suicide when she was a small child, and her brother’s suicide in 2009.

Photos may change perceptions about older persons: research

Health Canal

They say a picture paints a thousand words – and new research is about to find out if a picture can also help nursing and medical students begin to ‘see’ older people in a different light.

“We need palliative care from the point of diagnosis”

ehospice UK

Sanjay Chadha, who has been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 30 years, is passionate believer in palliative care.

Sharing what hospice care really means to patients and their families

ehospice USA

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is preparing to launch ‘Moments of life: brought to you by hospice’, a national awareness campaign which will include a micro-site featuring powerful video stories of people who have lived fully with the support of hospice care.

Launch of the CaSIPO project in Umgungundlovu District

ehospice South Africa

On the 9 May the CaSIPO (Care and Support for Improved Patient Outcomes) project was launched in the Umgungundlovu District of the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

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