World Media Roundup – 19 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice completes two decades

The New Indian Express

Article about the Bangalore Hospice Trust, founded 20 years ago.

Hospitalisations of nursing home residents with dementia in the last month of life

EAPC blog

Article by Dirk Houttekier, PhD, researcher at the End of Life Care Research Group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University.

Study examines patients’ perspectives on deactivation of ICDs in end of life

Medical Xpress

A new study has investigated patient perspectives on deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) at the end of life, especially related to decisions to deactivate devices against patient or family wishes.

All about my mother: ‘It’s amazing what the living expect of the dying’

The Guardian

“For much of my life, there was something about my mother I felt almost allergic to. Yet, as she approached death, for the first time I found I didn’t merely love her, I actually liked her.”

The nurse coaching people through death by starvation

US – The Daily Beast

Judith Schwarz, who is 70, estimates that she’s guided more than 100 patients through the voluntary stopping of eating and drinking.

Rare resource: Ebola death of Dr Martin Salia is a big loss for West Africa

NBC News

Dr Martin Salia’s death from Ebola Monday is a loss that Sierra Leone can ill afford. He’s the sixth doctor to die from the virus during this epidemic in Sierra Leone, a country that has few to start with.

Ebola outbreak: British nurse back to help after recovery

BBC News

The British nurse who has returned to Sierra Leone after recovering from Ebola has told the BBC he is “frustrated” by the “woefully slow” international response to the outbreak.

New maps to predict spread of Ebola

Health Canal

Oxford University research to predict the geographic spread of Ebola virus in West Africa has been funded by the UK government and the Wellcome Trust.

Mobile Ebola testing device to be developed for quicker diagnosis

Nursing Times

Nurses volunteering in West Africa to tackle Ebola could in the future have access to a portable device that tests for the disease in just 40 minutes.

Comic books help children learn about Ebola

ehospice International children’s edition

Young people in Ghana are helping in the fight to prevent the spread of Ebola through an innovative comic strip project developed by Cardiff University and delivered by Africaid WhizzKids United (WKU), an international NGO based in South Africa.

New Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines launched

ehospice UK

New guidelines designed to improve the care of people with life-limiting illnesses in Scotland have been published.

Report: Fast-Track – Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030

ehospice South Africa

Released on 18 November ahead of World AIDS Day, the UNAIDS report outlines new targets for the five-year window UNAIDS says is crucial to ending the global threat of HIV.

NHPCO comments on new research

ehospice USA

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization adds its voice in support of research demonstrating the value of hospice care and calls for regulators to be more responsive.

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