World Media Roundup – 2 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Don’t make employees choose between their job and providing end of life care to a loved one

Canada – Financial Post

A recent survey found 59% of organisations polled had formal compassionate care leave policies that recognise and accommodate employees’ family and dependent care responsibilities for providing end of life care to loved ones.

How the earlier introduction of palliative care improves quality of life for patients with advanced cancer

US – The ASCO Post

A four-year study involving 461 patients with advanced cancers has found that providing early outpatient palliative care vs standard oncology care alone improved quality of life and patient satisfaction.

Hoping for a good death

The New York Times – blog

“No one wants to dash hopes for recovery. But confronting the end from the beginning might alleviate some of the inevitable feelings of guilt that arise when people make the decision to end life support.”

Sierra Leone’s Ebola efforts praised by WHO despite rising death toll

The Guardian

World Health Organisation says west African country’s capacity to combat epidemic is ‘strong and getting stronger’.

Ebola: World Bank lowers 2014 growth for worst-hit nations

BBC News

The World Bank has revised downwards its 2014 GDP growth projections for the three nations worst hit by the current Ebola outbreak – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Photos of the first AIDS hospice centre tell a story of struggle and resilience

Mother Jones

Collection of portraits taken by photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandy Hoover in 1992.

HIV conundrum continues but Africa is making progress, says UCT professor

Health Canal

Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, new president-elect of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and Deputy Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town, says the fight against HIV/AIDS is far from over.

World Aids Day – in pictures

The Guardian

Held on 1 December every year since 1988, World Aids Day sees people worldwide unite in the fight against HIV, support people living with the disease and commemorate those who have died.

Urgent need to improve end of life care for people with dementia

ehospice UK

Dementia is often not recognised as a terminal diagnosis, which can lead to poor access to care, inconsistent quality of care and inadequate pain management, warns a new report.