World media roundup – 2 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

“A deeply respectful” programme: Presentation of ATOME outcomes side event 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Europe- EAPC blog

Katherine Irene Pettus, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Advocacy Officer reports on the ATOME side event at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. 

What doctors, patients want at end of life

US- CBS News

New research from Stanford University School of Medicine looks at why a discrepancy exists between what doctors want for themselves and the more aggressive measures often provided to their patients.

Portrait of a palliative care doctor

Canada- The Star

Interview with Dr Beverly Hattersley, a Canadian palliative care doctor who oversees the largest palliative care hospital in Canada. Each year, some 400 people die under her care.

Roseann’s last days highlight palliative care’s benefits

Australia- ABC News

ABC News follows the last days of Roseann Tenhunen, a cancer sufferer who chose to die at home, as she and her family give special access to film her last days in order to highlight the benefits of palliative care being provided at home.

Joyce joins calls for medicinal cannabis

UK- The Daily Telegraph

The campaign to ease the suffering of terminally ill patients by legalising medicinal cannabis is gaining momentum, with high-profile Nationals minister Barnaby Joyce adding his voice to the groundswell of support for cancer sufferer Dan Haslam.

The Challenge of Dialysis at the End of Life

US- Renal & Urology News

Discussion of the issues associated with using dialysis at the end of life. 

World Dementia Council publishes Statement of Purpose

UK- Department of Health website

The World Dementia Council has published its Statement of Purpose, setting out what it hopes to achieve in the near future. 

Volunteering: vital to the future of hospice and palliative care

ehospice UK

Leading UK palliative care charities, Help the Hospices and Together for Short Lives, are encouraging hospice and palliative care organisations to enable more volunteers to work in care-related roles, to help enhance and expand the vital support they offer children and adults with life-limiting conditions.

Training more health care workers to enhance palliative care

ehospice Kenya

Over 20 health care workers drawn from hospitals in Mount Kenya region completed a five day introduction to palliative care training held in Nyeri with support from Tropical Health and Education Trust.

NHPCO and NHF Mourn the Death of Chair Emeritus Zachary Morfogen

ehospice UK

With much sadness the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation share the news of the death of Zachary Paul Morfogen, of Palm Beach who died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He was 85 and was with family in Pennsylvania at the time of his death.

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