World media roundup – 14 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Gabriel Byrne makes plea to improve experience of the dying in Irish hospitals

Ireland- Independent

Award-winning actor Gabriel Byrne has appealed for support for “the simple and transformational changes” taking place in Irish hospitals aimed at making death more bearable for those at end of life and for family and friends left behind.

7 tips for receiving better cancer care near the end of life


Seven tips from Dr David Goodman, co-principal investigator for the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care Project, and Dr Ira Byock, a palliative care physician, professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and author of “The Best Care Possible.”

How to prevent prescription drug overdose deaths?: A movie by HCLU

US- International Drugs Policy Consortium

Interviews with harm reduction professionals in the US about drug overdose deaths, and ways to prevent them.

New online pain management resource available

ehospice Australia

A new online tool provides health practitioners and patients with the latest clinical evidence- based information about cancer pain management.

Palliative care in Kenya needs attention

ehospice Africa

Dr John Weru, a palliative care physician at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, writes about the need for hospice and palliative care.

Legal support to patients in palliative care bearing fruits

ehospice Kenya

Fruits of introduction of legal support to patients with life threatening illnesses in Nyeri Hospice are becoming evident.

Earlier HIV treatment could save South Africa money

ehospice South Africa

Starting HIV patients on antiretrovirals (ARV) earlier may save South Africa money in the short-term, but doctors caution such a move may risk patients.

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