World Media Roundup – 19 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

At the End of Life, the Holidays Can Be a Time for Meaningful Moments

US – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center blog

From the marking of a new year to the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future in A Christmas Carol, the holiday season brings the passing of time into sharp focus. For people with late-stage cancer, that emphasis can make the holidays particularly difficult, says psychiatrist William Breitbart, Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

REF 2014 : assessing palliative care research in the UK – by David Clark

UK – End of Life Studies blog

Professor David Clark reflects on the results of REF 2014, and looks forward to analysing REF 2014 in more detail from the perspective of palliative and end of life care, to answer questions such as: how the field of supportive, palliative and end of life care is growing in its research endeavours, where the centres of excellence can be located, and how this is changing over time.

Sedation in Palliative Care – Indications and Guidelines

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Video including a lecture style presentation by assistant professor Jennifer Philip on the indications and guidelines around sedation in palliative care, followed by a multi-disciplinary discussion of three cases.

Palliative care as a human right

ecancer TV

Dr Cleary talks to ecancertv at the UICC World Cancer Congress 2014 about the importance of palliative care as a human right more than an economic concern.

Palliative Care in the Middle East

ASCO Connection

While some seek peace in the Middle East through political means, others are looking to help patients with cancer find peace through palliative care. This endeavour is bringing oncology professionals together across the region’s national borders and cultural boundaries to implement solutions and improve patient care.

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