World media roundup – 16 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Salone joins other countries to celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Sierra Leone- The Torchlight

The Shepherd’s Hospice, Sierra Leone, joined other countries around the world to celebrate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day at their head quarters in Allen Town, Freetown.

Celebrating of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Cayman Islands- Cayman 27

Cayman HospiceCare organise a free concert every two years in celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, to raise awareness of hospice care and celebrate life through music and art. 

Malaysia’s mobile clinics provide home care for elderly

Malaysia- BBC news

Article about Love on Wheels, a mobile health service which provides home care to elderly patients.

Cancer costing European Union countries ‘billions’

International- BBC News

Cancer costs countries in the European Union £107 billion a year, according to the first EU-wide analysis of the economic impact of the disease.

Testing the limits of ‘terminal’

US- The New York Times blog

Opinion piece on the problems defining whether a patient is ‘terminal’.

Preparing for the end: ‘death cafe’ brings people together to talk about dying

Us- ABC News

A Saturday afternoon spent in an inner-city cafe talking about dying may not be a common pastime, but that is exactly what happened on the weekend in Brisbane.

Still a long way to go in paediatric palliative care

ehospice Australia

With over 20 year’s experience in paediatric palliative care, UK based researcher and post-doctoral fellow Duncan Randall has set up camp at the University of Western Sydney to help further understand what can be done for children receiving palliative care.

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