World Media Roundup – 16 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

WHO Global Status Report on NCDs 


The report will be launched next Monday 19 January in Geneva. It is the second in a triennial series tracking worldwide progress on prevention and control of NCDs. The NCD Alliance has been invited to speak at the high level panel introducing the report.

Ebola in West Africa:12 months on


One year after the first Ebola cases started to surface in Guinea, WHO is publishing this series of 14 papers that take an in-depth look at West Africa’s first epidemic of Ebola virus disease.

Pallium India celebrates Patients’ Day Out on Kerala Palliative Care Day

Pallium India

On January 15, about 60 patients, who are ordinarily bed-bound or wheelchair-bound, and their families got together at Shankhumugham beach to celebrate the State Palliative Care Day. 

Assisted living facilities are prime settings for questionable hospice care, OIG finds

US – McKnight’s

Hospice services have rapidly expanded in assisted living facilities, giving rise to suspicions about Medicare billing patterns, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

ONS: Start Palliative Care at Diagnosis for All Cancer Patients

US – Cancer Network

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has released a position paper on palliative care, emphasizing its importance throughout cancer treatment and the critical role of nurses in advocating for patients and educating the public.

The right to die in Belgium: An inside look at the world’s most liberal euthanasia law

PBS Newshour

Belgium has the world’s most liberal law on physician-assisted suicide, which is not just for the terminally ill. But even in a country with a far-reaching acceptance, controversy still exists. NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports.

Assisted dying debates full of talk about compassion – but no mention of this in the bill

UK – The Conversation

“As the assisted dying bill proceeds through parliament it is clear that further consideration needs also to be given to what precisely is understood by ‘compassion’.”

Australian Medical Association calls for cuts to ‘futile care’ to make Medicare sustainable

The Daily Telegraph

Cutting ‘futile care’ would be better than slashing GP funding to make Medicare sustainable, the Australian Medical Association has declared.

Breaking bad news: telling the truth takes its toll

ehospice UK

In the third of three articles on breaking bad news, Chrissie Giles explores the impact on doctors of having ‘bad news’ conversations with their patients.

Just 2 weeks left to submit an abstract for the Cardiff Conference

ehospice International children’s edition

The deadline for abstracts for the 7th Cardiff International Conference in Paediatric Palliative Care is 1 February 2015. Get yours in soon.

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