World media roundup – 18 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Deathly developments

China- Global Times

Local people in Shanghai are objecting to plans to build a hospice/large-scale hospital for seniors in their neighbourhood.

South Africa: Struggling Zimbabwean author writes about the challenges of living and dying on the Cape Flats


39-year-old Zimbabwean Milton Jaure, also known as Rasmijah, is struggling to get financial support to publish his book of short stories and produce a documentary focusing on the challenges foreigners face when their loved ones die in South Africa.

NHPCO hosts national conference focusing on hospice leadership

US- Digital Journal

More than 1,000 hospice and palliative care leaders, managers and experts in the field will gather to discuss best practices, access issues and quality factors at NHPCO’s conference next week.

Health gap between adult survivors of childhood cancer and siblings widens with age

Health Canal

Adult survivors of childhood cancer face significant health problems as they age and are five times more likely than their siblings to develop new cancers, as well as heart and other serious health conditions.

World Social Work Day: taking action against inequality

The Guardian

Social workers call for ‘governments with heart’ and politicians who take the trouble to understand the real human experience.

Opium poppies to be legalised in Victoria as demand for painkillers soars

Australia- The Guardian

Opium poppies will soon be grown commercially in Victoria after a bill decriminalising the narcotic crop passed Victoria’s parliament last week.

Steve Carell to star in cancer memoir The Priority List

The Guardian

Steve Carell is set to star in and produce The Priority List, a film based on David Menasche’s memoir of living with brain cancer.

Rwanda: International palliative care mentors come to Kibagabaga Hospital

ehospice Africa

Dr Christian Ntizimira writes for ehospice about his experience of palliative care mentors at Kibagabaga Hospital in Rwanda.

Evidence of 3,000 year old cancer discovered in Africa

ehospice Africa

British based archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be evidence of a cancer patient who died over 3,000 years ago.

From rejection to motivation to accomplishment: The Healing Cycle Foundation for Hospice Palliative Care

ehospice Canada

Article about the founding of the Foundation, which celebrates its ten-year anniversary in June.

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