World media roundup – 18 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Cancer patients suffer from poor access to palliative care


World Child Cancer (WCC), the UK-based charity chosen by the Financial Times for the 2013 Seasonal Appeal, works with children with cancer in the developing world, where survival rates are much lower than in the west.

Inkhosikati bring festive cheers to two care points

Times of Swaziland

Hospice at Home Swaziland Patron Inkhosikati LaNgangaza provided an early Christmas and brought smiles to close to 70 children of Luhlendlweni and Asia Care Points.

When death stuns those left behind


According to Hayley Hirschmann, a clinical psychologist and bereavement specialist, there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. It’s important that the bereaved understand that while they couldn’t control their loved one’s passing, they do have some control in grieving in a healthy manner.

Advance directive lets loved ones know final medical wishes

SF Gate

Writing an advance directive is often considered step one for people who want to have a voice in the medical decisions made at the end of their lives, even if they are no longer able to communicate.

Coping with grief, loss and bereavement this holiday season

ehospice Africa

This holiday season the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) has published some advice to help those who are grieving.

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