World media roundup – 14 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Belgian law for child euthanasia is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

PR Newswire

The Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice have stated that as Belgium prepares to become the first country in the world to enact a law permitting euthanasia of children on February 13, 2014, the country will be in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Global cancer death toll 50 per cent higher in men than women

Cancer Research UK

Global cancer death rates are more than 50 per cent higher in men than women, according to figures published today by Cancer Research UK.

Death: Fighting It or Embracing It? Part One By Thomas Lorenz

Blog– It’s OK to die when you are prepared

If one were to plot a person’s life on a number line, then death would be nothing more than an infinitesimally thin point, nothing more than a nanosecond demarcation from one state of being to another state of being. So why is it that some of us fight death with our last full measure while others embrace it like a new born baby?

ANN ARBOR: Advice offered on cold weather and lung disease sufferers

US– Ypsilanti Courier

Arbor Hospice and Arbor Palliative Care recognize the increased challenges to people with COPD associated with extremely cold weather and make several suggestions to patients and caregivers.

Mind over cancer: can meditation aid recovery?

The Guardian

Trials have shown that mindfulness can increase calm and wellbeing, lead to better sleep and less physical pain.

Parsing Palliative Care and the Patient Experience

US– Healthcare Intelligence Network 

An infographic about patient experiences of palliative care from the US Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Interview: Dr Sushma Bhatnagar

ehospice India

ehospice had the opportunity to interview Dr Sushma Bhatnagar. Dr Sushma, editor of Indian Journal of Palliative Care, is the Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the 21st International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care and she has been shouldering this responsibility for the fourth time.

How to Survive Valentine’s Day Grief

ehospice South Africa

This article offers tips to help you cope with the grief you feel on or around Valentine’s Day as you attempt to deal with an already broken heart.

How much should a physician share with a patient when the news is not good?

ehospice USA

KPBS, the Public Broadcasting affiliate out of San Diego, featured a discussion on its Midday Edition program looking at the issue of physicians communicating with terminally ill patients. 

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