World Media Roundup – 17 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

The 7th Palliative Care Symposium for healthcare workers in Chinese population: ‘Palliative care in the community’

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Report on this year’s palliative care symposium, themed ‘palliative care in the community’, which provided a platform for practitioners to discuss the way forward of local palliative care services.

Medscape Ethics Report 2014, part 1: life, death, and pain

Results of a survey of more than 21,000 physicians in the US and Europe on a number of topics including physician-assisted dying, withdrawal of treatment and informing patients about a terminal diagnosis.

A Q&A with NYS Sen. Brad Hoylman on physician-assisted suicide and ‘death with dignity’

State Senator Brad Hoylman, who represents parts of Manhattan, has plans to introduce a bill that he says will mirror similar laws in Oregon, Washington and Vermont.

“Not a controversial issue in Canada anymore”: Majority support assisted suicide, poll finds

The National Post
Canadians overwhelmingly support physician assisted suicide, according to a new poll of 1504 Canadians.

Tony Nicklinson’s widow takes right-to-die case to Europe

BBC News
The widow of right-to-die campaigner Tony Nicklinson is taking his fight to the European Court of Human Rights.

Yale researchers reveal Ebola virus spreads in social clusters

Health Canal
An analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak reveals that transmission of the virus occurs in social clusters, a finding that has ramifications for case reporting and the public health.

Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month

Mali has released from quarantine the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Ebola outbreak: £2.5m UK grant to help children

BBC News
The UK has announced a £2.5 million grant to help children affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Hospice staff take part in successful dementia care home exchange

ehospice UK
East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield has partnered with one of the largest care home providers in the UK to introduce a scheme in which hospice and nursing and care home staff exchange care environments for a period of two weeks.

Comprehensive new analysis calls for improvements in end of life care

ehospice Canada
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) unveils a prescription for change to end of life care in Ontario. In a comprehensive new report, HQO calls for dramatic improvements in care for all people at the end of their lives.

Truck of Love visits Lambano Sanctuary

ehospice South Africa
The Truck of Love is back to support people in need of a little help and some festive cheer, and last week the team visited the Lambano Sanctuary in Germiston.

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