World Media Roundup – 15 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Individualized Treatment Strategies Needed for Managing Breakthrough Cancer Pain

US – OncLive

An expert group of pain specialists, together with an oncology nurse and a medical oncologist, assembled recently as part of the OncLive Peer Exchange® series to share insights on therapies to manage breakthrough pain, offering perspectives on diagnosis, assessment, individualized treatment approaches, and patient monitoring.

‘More cancer specialists needed’

India – The Hindu

There is a shortage of oncology nurses, radiation oncologists, palliative care providers and even specialised lab technicians and oncological psychiatrists, said Devendra D. Patel, former director of Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute.

Integrating Early Palliative Care for Patients With HIV: Provider and Patient Perceptions of Symptoms and Need for Services


Subscription-only access to this article about an intervention which integrated palliative care early in the care of patients with HIV.

As Ebola grows out of control, WHO pleads for more health workers

US – Rueters 

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help.

Different kinds of meaning help us understand what’s going on


Malcolm Payne, Honorary Professor, Kingston University/St George’s University of London, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, UK, explains the background to his longer article that is published in the September/October issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

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