World media roundup – 17 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

All districts will have palliative care facilities: Minister

The New Indian Express

All districts in the state will be totally equipped with palliative care facilities just as Thriuvananthapuram district, Health Minister V S Sivakumar said.

Home help

UK- The Economist

The government wants you to have a comfortable (and cheap) death, but savings for the government may mean costs for charities and ordinary folk.

Gov. Jindal alters treatment rules for terminally ill

US- The Advocate

The administration is changing the rules to allow Medicaid patients to receive services at home, so that they can die at home surrounded by family and friends.

Review: ‘The Death Class’ by Erika Hayasaki

US- Chicago Tribune

‘Death in Perspective’ is a one-semester course taught by Norma Bowe, the so-called “professor of death” at Kean University in New Jersey, who, when it comes to life’s inevitable end, demonstrates “the fearlessness of a swift-water rescue team.”

Making connections through music in advanced dementia

ehospice Canada

Research indicates that music, especially individualized music that is preferential and familiar and that triggers positive associations, may enhance quality of life, reduce agitation and provide comfort to persons with dementia.

Reflections from the front line: Twitter novice and community engagement

ehospice UK

In her second article written exclusively for ehospice, Sarah Russell, a hospice nurse, educator and researcher, discusses how social media can influence hospice community engagement.

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