World Media Roundup – 17 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

African health experts meet in Kenya to boost palliative care


African health experts have met in Nairobi to boost the provision of palliative care to help cope with the rising number of terminally ill patients.

Two hands of care come together for better end of life care

Indian Association of Palliative Care

The specialities of critical care and palliative care have vowed to work together for excellence in end of life care.

Family and integration minister awards certificates for palliative care


Luxembourg’s Minister of Family and Integration, Corinne Cahen, presented certificates in palliative care training to 260 collaborators working for organisations in the social, family and therapeutic fields.

The art of social work in palliative care: EAPC publishes new white paper on core competencies

EAPC blog

Article by Dr Sean Hughes, Research Associate, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK.

New online tool is helping hospices to get involved in research

Marie Curie blog

The Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff has developed an online Hospice Research Toolkit to help hospices overcome the challenges they face when doing research and make it easier for them to get involved in research.

New staff members in the IAHPC family

International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care Newsletter

Avril Jackson has been appointed senior editor of the IAHPC Newsletter Julia Libreros joins IAHPC as the coordinator for Directory Services.

Americans don’t talk much about death, but that may be changing


After decades of sanitizing and sequestering death and dying, America seems ready to talk about death.

Can China tackle soaring cancer rates?

BBC News

Cancer rates may be falling in many Western countries but they are steadily rising in China.

Pope denounces euthanasia as ‘sin against God’

Yahoo News/ Associated Press

Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement Saturday, saying it’s a “false sense of compassion” to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it’s a sin against God and creation.

Writing ‘Top five regrets of the dying’ has brought me to tears

The Guardian blog

When carer Bronnie Ware wrote a blog in 2009 listing the five things that most haunted her terminally ill patients, she had no idea it would become an internet sensation – and transform her life.

Studying local developments in cancer and palliative care services

End of life studies blog

Sara Denver on her PhD research into how cancer and palliative care services developed in Lancaster between the mid-1970s to the end of 2000.

Ebola: Democratic Republic of Congo says its outbreak is over

BBC News

A three-month Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended after claiming at least 49 lives, the country’s health minister says.

Kenya: How a nurse uses the law to ease patients’ suffering

ehospice Africa

The Open Society Foundations launches new video ‘ How a nurse uses the law to ease patients’ suffering’.

Dying Matters film highlights end of life needs of the Muslim community

ehospice UK

A new short film aimed at improving understanding of the end of life needs of the Muslim community has been launched by Dying Matters, in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

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