World Media Roundup – 13 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care to be extended

Thailand – Bangkok Post

The Public Health Ministry will extend palliative care for terminally ill people to cover all of its16 hospitals.

Easing the pain over matters of life and death

Taiwan – AsiaOne

In Taiwan people from all walks of life, including taxi drivers and hairdressers, voluntarily attend sessions to learn how to care for terminally ill patients.

Where there’s life, there should always be hope

Malaysia – The Star 

A palliative care consultant’s personal experience with a parent who wanted to die.

Toronto General Hospital wants to know: How do you want to die?

Canada – The Star

A glimpse behind the curtain with one hospital’s palliative care team, who would like to see end of life questions become a routine part of admission.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – why it matters!

International Drug Policy Consortium

Article by Dr Katherine Irene Pettus, Policy Officer, International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Only one in 12 Moldovans with incurable diseases enjoy palliative care

Moldova – IPN

In Moldova, only one in 12 people suffering from incurable diseases receive palliative care.

Palliative care mainly for cancer patients

Papua New Guinea – Loop

Many cancer diagnosis cases in Papua New Guinea are at the late stages of cancer when treatment cannot be given.

World Palliative Care Day: only one per cent of needy get palliative care

India – Deccan Chronicle

Of the 80 lakh patients who die every year, at least 50 lakh need palliative care, said Dr Rajagopal during a meet organised as part of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

End of life distinct from euthanasia, experts say

The Times of India

The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) and Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) have clarified that end of life was distinct from ‘euthanasia’ and the two terms should not be confused.

The new healthcare: spiritual counselling to keep hospital bills lower

US – The Guardian

A growing trend in the US is that keeping hospital costs down also means providing spiritual care for patients.

Getting human rights right in global health policy

The Lancet

Global health policy advocates have repeatedly called for a post-2015 development agenda in which global health policy goals are embedded in a human rights framework.

International Congress on Palliative Care 2014 review – Dementia, Ars Moriendi and inspiration


Palliative care physician KJ Williams reports on the International Congress held last month in Montréal, Canada.

ASP 15th World Congress on Pain – Is this a meeting for palliative people?


Pharmacist Mary Lynn McPherson report from the World Congress of Pain in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa host virtual event for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

ehospice South Africa

In order to reach more people than ever before, particularly the youth, the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) hosted a virtual event for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Who Cares? We Do! World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2014

ehospice Kenya

Palliative care givers and supporters in Kenya celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day through various awareness creation activities.

Ebola news

Officials Admit a ‘Defeat’ by Ebola in Sierra Leone

New York Times

International health officials battling the epidemic in Sierra Leone have approved plans to help families tend to patients at home, recognising that they are overwhelmed and have little chance of getting enough treatment beds in place quickly to meet the surging need.

Some Ebola-stricken African families pay bribes for fake death records

Wall Street Journal

Some of the teams sent to retrieve bodies of suspected Ebola victims here are collecting cash instead, allegedly accepting bribes to issue death certificates to families saying their loved ones died of other causes and leaving the body, locals and health workers say.

Ebola: Liberian health workers plan strike


Liberian health officials are appealing to nurses and medical assistants not to go ahead with a national strike, as the Ebola epidemic continues.

Ebola Resource Centre

The Lancet

This website brings together a selection of research, articles and comments on Ebola.

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