World media roundup – 14 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Desmond Tutu: a dignified death is our right – I am in favour of assisted dying

The Observer

“The manner of Nelson Mandela’s prolonged death was an affront. I have spent my life working for dignity for the living. Now I wish to apply my mind to the issue of dignity for the dying,” writes Desmond Tutu.

Archbishops clash over assisted dying ahead of UK law debate

Irish Times

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has stressed his opposition to assisted dying as one of his predecessors announced he has changed his mind and will now support the right of terminally ill patients to seek help to end their lives.

Caring for the dying, just part of Assunta Palliative Care Centre efforts

The Malaysian Insider

Article about the Assunta Palliative Care Centre (AsPaCC) in Malaysia.

Our philosophy of care

Swazi Observer

Volunteers form an integral part of the team at Swaziland Hospice at Home, by bringing their expertise and skills to all areas of work.

Patient website for those seeking information on hospice and palliative care 


Developed by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, is geared to patients with serious illness and their families. 

Member States commit to reduce preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and lung disease

Health Canal

UN Member States have reaffirmed their commitment to take bold measures to reduce the avoidable burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

The mystery of India’s unrecorded deaths


It is estimates that around half the 56 million deaths per year in India are not registered. The Million Deaths Study aims to better understand what people die of.

Cancer when you’re young isn’t always ‘The Fault In Our Stars’


Interview with people who have had cancer as teenagers and young adults about how accurately the film ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ portrays life with cancer.

The impact of social media on cancer care


Blog post about the positive and negative effects social media has had on cancer care, and the possibilities for improving health.

Queensland recognition for pioneering palliative care research

ehospice Australia

Conducting research with people in advanced stages of illness may not be to everyone’s liking. However, Professor Janet Hardy, Director of Palliative and Supportive Care Services at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital, says many of the people she speaks with display a remarkable sense of altruism.

Making seaside dreams come true

ehospice International children’s edition

In this article, Anna Perolls, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Hospices of Hope describes the recent glorious seaside holiday enjoyed by a group of children and their families who receive care from Hospice Casa Sperantei in Brasov, Romania.

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