World media roundup – 14 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Oh no, my patient is still hoping for a cure…


Erik Olsman, MA, Department of General Practice, Section of Medical Ethics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, writes about his research into healthcare professionals’ perspectives on hope of their palliative care patients.

Chronic care patients are dying for change

Huffington Post blog

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans are from chronic diseases. The world changed, but the health care system hasn’t changed fast enough so today, chronic care patients are literally dying for change.

Is fighting cancer in public heroic?

HufPost Live

Bill Keller has criticized the public fight Lisa Bonchek Adams is waging with cancer, writing in the NYT that accepting terminal illness can be ‘humane and honorable.’ In this film commentators discuss the backlash to his article and the movement to chronicle illness online.

Support given to child caregivers in Uganda through US hospice partnership

ehospice USA

Palliative Care Association of Uganda’s US partner The Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation, talks about a new initiative, The Road to Hope, which provides ongoing support for children who have lost one or both of their parents to HIV/AIDS or cancer.

How to make your conference abstract stand out

ehospice Australia

For some conferences there can be around 300 to 400 abstract submissions for presentations and posters, so how do you make your abstract stand out among the rest?

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