World Media Roundup – 17 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

The reality of nurses completing their own research

EAPC blog

Finding the resources for nurses to complete original research is not always easy but it is achievable. Allison Bentley, Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, St Nicholas Hospice Care, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK, and doctoral student, explains how and why she persevered.

The role of neurosurgical interventions in palliative care


In preparation for today’s #hpm Tweetchat, guest host Dr William Rosenberg summarises a few of the neurosurgical interventions which may be useful in palliative care.

Hospice deprescribing and goals-of-care discussions


In the fall 2014 Quarterly Clinical Pearls Article “Goals-of-Care Discussions for Deprescribing,” Dr Talebreza shares ways, and even a sample script, for healthcare providers to engage patients in decision making regarding medication deprescribing. The tool aims to help hospice professionals to determine the category of the hospice medication and to initiate a conversion with the patient and his or her family about the topic.

A closer look: your (online) life after death

abc news

It’s never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.

Henning Mankell on living with cancer: there are days full of darkness

The Guardian

The Wallander author asks himself if he is still the same person he was eight months ago – and reflects on the significance of two quotes that keep coming to mind.

Grief in the rearview: three motherless years

Huffington Post blog

“I write to make sense of myself, my life, and the world around me. And now, starting today, I write to make sense of my own legacy of loss. I write to finally, at least a little bit, start to understand what it must feel like to lose your mom.”

ACT Parliament to debate euthanasia with another call for repeal of Andrews Bill

Australia – WA Today

Euthanasia is back before the ACT Assembly, with Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury seeking backing for a call for the repeal of the “Andrews Bill”, which prevents the territories from legalising euthanasia.

Canadian bishops to launch national strategy to combat euthanasia

Catholic Register

Canada’s bishops will launch a national campaign this fall to combat a push in Canada to legalise euthanasia.

Ebola outbreak: UN calls for $1bn to fight virus

BBC News Africa

More than $1 billion is needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, which is a health crisis “unparalleled in modern times”, UN officials say.

Cape Town hosts 2014 HPCA Conference

ehospice International children’s edition

A report on the opening speeches on the first day of the annual Hospice Palliative Care Conference presently underway in Cape Town, South Africa.

Toward better understanding of chronic pain

ehospice Australia

Painaustralia and the online health advisory service Healthshare have devised an information resource to help sufferers of chronic pain better understand and manage their condition.

Free online program offering tips on coping with grief

ehospice USA

An online program offering tips on what helps grieving individuals is available from Hospice Foundation of America at no charge.

New guidance on managing bereavement at work published

ehospice UK

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) is launching its new guide on managing bereavement in the workplace today.

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