World Media Roundup – 15 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

At River’s Edge

US – Reflections by Doc Arnett

Poem by Dr H. Arnett, about an elderly patient at the end of her life. 

Rise Park woman on law change crusade after WW2 veteran dad spends life savings on care

UK – Romford Recorder

The daughter of a Second World War veteran is on a crusade to change laws that have seen him spend his life savings on end-of-life care.

The day I wanted my father to die

Singapore – The Straits Times

It is abhorrent to contemplate the death of one’s parents, yet we have to do that, at some point. Talking about end-of-life issues is an essential part of preparing for that eventuality. 

Key: Public interested in Hospice over dirty tactics

New Zealand – 3 News

Prime Minister John Key says the public care more about hospice care than they do about National’s alleged dirty tactics.

Is It Depressing to Work at Hospice?

UK – HuffPost Lifestyle

Yumiko Sato, board certified music therapist, writes: “Is it depressing to work at hospice? As a music therapist specializing in hospice I’ve been asked this question many times before.”

The politics of palliative care, rights of older persons, and the EU


Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, (IAHPC), reports on the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing held at the United Nations, New York, on July 29-August 1.

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