World media roundup – 14 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Talking about palliative care: Colombia 


Dr Nora Elena Saldarriaga Cartagena, Pain and Palliative Care Specialist, Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia, talks to Professor Lukas Radbruch, Chair of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), about her work in palliative care.

Hospice inpatient unit plans stalled

Malta Independent

The Malta Hospice Movement has been trying for the past six years to acquire a plot of land on which to build an inpatient unit.

More palliative care training for care staff

Australia- DPS News

Ninety per cent of care professionals have indicated additional training on palliative care and dementia would be beneficial.

Human relationships in palliative care of cancer patient: lived experiences of Iranian nurses

Materia Socio Medica

The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of nurses who provide palliative care for cancer patients, within the context of Iranian culture, through in-depth interviews.

Cancer takes so much, but can its passage give back anything good?

Kevin MD

“The battle against cancer or other illness is transforming. It remakes us from the top of our head, to the bottom of our souls,” writes oncologist James C. Salwitz.

Should doctors take care of their relatives?


Article by Barron H. Lerner, a professor of medicine and population health and author, on the ethics of caring for a family member.

Death matters – so why do the British hate talking about it?

UK- The Conversation

Yasmin Gunaratnam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the taboo around death and dying.

Crossing paths with death incorporated

Australia- The Sydney Morning Herald

Graeme Duke, an intensive care unit doctor, on the euthanasia debate.

A charter for the rights of the dying child

ehospice International children’s edition

The Lancet reports on a project to develop a charter for the rights of children approaching the end of their lives which was launched in Italy in September 2012 and is now nearing completion.

Meet the staff behind the palliative care organisation

ehospice Africa

Editor of the Africa edition of ehospice, Steve Hynd, recently caught up with Maria Kizito, the Finance and Grants Officer at the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), to find out what motivates her to work in palliative care.

Why I will be writing my advance care plan this week

ehospice UK

Marie Cooper, a nurse and Practice Development Lead at Help the Hospices, explains why she will be writing her advance care plan and funeral requests this week.

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