World media roundup – 18 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice Advocates Converge on Capitol Hill for Two Days

US – PR Web

More than 240 Hospice Advocates representing 200 Congressional districts are on Capitol Hill to call on Congress for assistance in temporarily halting implementation of CMS action that is leaving hospice patients without medications they need at the end of life.

End Of Life Care

All Nurses

A nursing student has made a Podcast/powerpoint on end of life care for her community class and posted it on Youtube. It has very basic thoughts and information for nurses.

Importance of End-of-Life Help for Those with Alzheimer’s

US – Passare Blog

Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia and other cognitive brain diseases are complicating End-of-Life legal and financial planning for sufferers. Legal and medical experts say these sobering statistics are all the more reason why early End-of-Life legal and financial planning is so important.

Stopping fluids at the end of life: a dilemma not just for Kasem’s family

US – Rueters

In the family disputes that surrounded American radio icon Casey Kasem’s last weeks of life, his daughter’s decision to carry out Kasem’s wish – to suspend artificial feedings and fluids – was among the most contested.

Lost in transition – why we need special palliative care for teenagers and young adults


Dr Lorna Fraser, Anniversary Research Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences York, UK, explains the background to a longer research article that has been selected as Editor’s Choice in the June edition of Palliative Medicine.

Grief in the time of social media

India – The Times of India

Have we become voyeurs of grief as we frenetically watch, share and comment on news that is tragic and upsetting? Experts share their views.

Volunteers given a Hakka Feast

Malaysia – Palliative Care Association of Miri

Volunteers were given a special Hakka feast by the Treasurer, Richard, and his wife.

Observatory News

UK – International Observatory on End of Life Care

Observatory staff members are recognised for excellent work. 

Innovation in palliative care

An innovative palliative care programme is changing and saving children’s lives in China

ehospice International Children’s edition

Butterfly Children’s Hospices began changing the lives of abandoned, sick children in China in an innovative programme begun by Lyn and Alan Gould in 2006. Working closely with local welfare centres they are slowly changing attitudes along with cultural practices and policy in the regions in which their two hospices operate.

Prospect Hospice team launches new education passport for care home staff

ehospice UK

As part of our focus on innovation in palliative care across the ehospice editions today, we learn about a new ‘education passport’ designed by Prospect Hospice in Swindon. Currently in its pilot stage, the passport will offer training to healthcare assistants who provide end of life care in residential homes.

Advocacy Innovator Award presented to Silverado Hospice

ehospice USA

Silverado Hospice awarded the Hospice Action Network’s Advocacy Innovator Award for outstanding grassroots advocacy on behalf of the hospice community.

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