World Media Roundup – 19 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Mortician wants to start a death revolution

CBS News

Mortician and author Caitlin Doughty has become a leading proponent of a relatively new movement that encourages people to face their own mortality with more honesty – what she calls “death positivity”.

Boxes of Death

Juxtapoz Magazine

Boxes of Death is an art exhibition where 50 artists are each given their own coffin to do with what they want.

Symposium looks at art, mortality and fascination with death

Australian National University

A two-day symposium, held in a partnership between the Australian National University and the National Gallery of Australia, will hear from more than 20 speakers on ideas relating to mortality and the visual arts.

Deactivating a pacemaker: Is it euthanasia?


“Why is pacemaker deactivation neither physician-assisted suicide nor euthanasia? I think one of the easiest ways to look at it is by asking what is the intent of a particular intervention and what are the means that will be used to meet that intent.”

My terminal diagnosis with ALS helped me stop procrastinating on a painful project

The Globe and Mail

“There’s nothing like a deadline to get a writer writing. I had the ultimate one. While I could still talk and walk and eat and type, I got to work.”

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

The Guardian

The world’s population is now odds-on to swell ever-higher for the rest of the century, posing grave challenges for food supplies, healthcare and social cohesion.

Ebola outbreak a threat to world peace, says UN security council

The Guardian

The UN security council has called the Ebola outbreak “a threat to international peace and security” and urged the world to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies.

House of Representatives votes on bill with hospice provisions

ehospice USA

On 16 September the US House of Representatives passed legislation which includes several provisions, supported by the hospice community, that will create increased transparency within the hospice community.

Global Partners in Care announces first US/Indian partnership

ehospice USA

Hospice of Kankakee Valley is teaming up with Narikeldaha Prayas of Moyna, West Bengal to expand access to hospice and palliative care in the local region where Narikeldaha Prayas is located.

Funding drive continues for Little Stars

ehospice Australia

Moonshine Movies, the creative force behind the film Little Stars, continues its fundraising efforts to have the move ready for a world premiere in Melbourne in December.

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