World Media Roundup – 15 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Maximise palliative care services

Botswana Daily News

The Ministry of Health is maximising palliative care services to ensure that people with life threatening illnesses are cared for, says the Assistant Minister of Health, Dr Gloria Somolekae.

Imo to open ultra-modern cancer palliative centre

Nigeria – All Africa

In its resolve to alleviate the sufferings of the poor and sick in accessing healthcare, the Imo State Government will next month inaugurate a treatment complex known as Imo Foundation Complex.

A beautiful essay for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day


To honour the memory of her nephew Giampaolo, Luisella Magnani writes these beautiful thoughts about World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and ICPCN’s #hatsonforchildrenshospicecare campaign.

Palliative care: how Chinese Americans find comfort at death’s door

New America Media

“Chinese Americans continue to have the lowest rates of hospice use of any group. Hence, the need for focused education and training for Chinese American patients and their family caregivers is especially great.”

Assessing and responding to palliative care needs in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

Malawi – PLOS ONE

Evaluation of early outcomes of the Neno Palliative Care Program (NPCP) to provide palliative care in rural Neno district.

See you later, hospice

Sunrise Rounds

Story which highlights the benefits of hospice care.

A tale of two deaths: the paradigm shift of the ’15 minute test’

The Huffington Post blog

“The essence of the 15-Minute Test is this: If an unresponsive, dying patient could, just for 15 minutes, sit up in bed and express her wishes, what would she say?”

I think, therefore I am? – Please take a seat


Story about family meetings in healthcare.

Making a will? Why not plan your end of life care too

The Conversation

Just 14.4% of Australian adults have an advance directive, with significant variation between states.

‘Ebola winning the race,’ says UN official Anthony Banbury

BBC News

The UN’s Ebola mission chief says the world is falling behind in the race to contain the virus, with thousands of new cases predicted by December.

WHO may declare Nigeria and Senegal Ebola-free within days


Nigeria and Senegal could be declared Ebola-free within days after completing a 42-day period with no new cases, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Clashes in Sierra Leone over Ebola dead

iol news

Sierra Leone security forces on Tuesday clashed with angry residents of a densely populated neighbourhood in the capital, Freetown, who were protesting delays in removing the corpse of a suspected Ebola victim, witnesses said.

Ebola alarms spread with crews, fliers on illness alert


Airlines are adjusting to a reality of the Ebola era: Crews are holding planes on the tarmac to ensure that a traveller’s in-flight illness isn’t due to the deadly virus.

Social Butterfly Campaign sees global response

ehospice South Africa

The inaugural year of HPCA’s exciting Social Butterfly Campaign promoted awareness for palliative care leading up to World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Hospices building on relationships with funeral service providers

ehospice USA

Research shows that hospice professionals and funeral service providers are interested in working together more often to support families at a very critical time.

Patients dying at home often ‘scared and alone’ without 24/7 support

ehospice UK

Sue Ryder has launched a new campaign to draw attention to the national lack of comprehensive 24/7 expert support services for people who are dying and their loved ones that care for them.

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