World media roundup – 19 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Much-needed morphine in short supply

India- The Hindu

Procedural difficulties in the procurement of medical morphine are causing untold hardship to cancer patients.

Online end of life care proves itself: 10 years of Canadian Virtual Hospice

Canada- Digital Journal

In the ten years since it was launched, healthcare and people’s expectations of it have changed, and Virtual Hospice has been part of it, in Canada and globally.

Earlier palliative care helps patients with advanced cancer to cope

CBC News

Giving advanced cancer patients earlier access to palliative care services improves their quality of life and their satisfaction with the care they are getting, a new study suggests.

ED is not the right place to die


End of life care is now a common core task for emergency department clinicians, yet many say the treatment offered to these patients is futile, an Australian study shows.

Starting hospice care for a loved one: a heartbreaking decision

Huffington Post blog

What happens when your loved one is ready for hospice care but you aren’t?

ICPCN Conference an unqualified success

ehospice International Children’s edition

The very first ICPCN Conference, recently held in Mumbai, India, has been hailed as an enormous success by those who attended, both presenters and delegates.

What happens to your online identity after you die?

ehospice Australia

When you’re completing your Will and your advance care plan, you might want to think about leaving instructions with what to do with your social media profile.

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