World Media Roundup – 15 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

10 things that make children’s palliative care unique


As part of ICPCN’s celebration of its 10th anniversary, it has taken a look at 10 ways in which palliative care for children is unique and different from palliative care for adults.

Patients across Europe to get improved access to pain medicines

Health Canal

Governments in 12 European countries are to implement the recommendations of research into why more patients are not receiving essential painkillers.

Palliative Programme to be Expanded to More Areas

The New India Times

The City Corporation plans to extend the services of its palliative care programme ‘Santhwanam’  to more areas in the Corporation limits.

How the drive for profits is shaping end of life care

The Washington Post

A federal watchdog has warned – yet again – that financial incentives in Medicare may be warping the ways that hospice care works in the U.S.

Hospice Is Becoming a Chain Business


Large multi-agency, multi-state hospices are fast becoming the primary source of end of life care in the U.S.

The Recoveries No One Sees Coming


‘Miraculous’ recoveries throw nuance into end of life care conversations.

With terminal disease, family communication is crucial

Malaysia – The Star

The Star Health and Ageing Panel writes about the importance of open family communication in terminal illness.

Choosing life: a story of the value of palliative care


Leanne M. Yanni, MD writes about the value of a palliative care consult in managing difficult conversations towards the end of life.

Breaking bad news: when to have the conversation about end of life

ehospice UK

In the second of three articles on breaking bad news, Chrissie Giles considers the best time for doctors to talk to their patients about end of life care.

MyDirectives® launches advance care planning app for iPhone

ehospice USA

A new app allows consumers to digitize their voice and thoughts in a legal advance care plan that is secure in the cloud and available 24/7 anywhere in the world.

7 Matric Boys, 3 Tuk Tuks, 3500km of SA road – all for charity

ehospice South Africa

Meet the boys who are currently travelling across South Africa to raise funds for St Francis Care Centre in Boksburg, a hospice and Aids care facility.