World Media Roundup – 2 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

CBC Ottawa’s Laurie Fagan wins health reporting award

Canada – CBC News

The Canadian Medical Association has awarded CBC Ottawa journalist Laurie Fagan for her reporting on palliative sedation.

Family physicians play key roles at the end of life, study finds

Life Matters Media

Family physicians play a vital role in helping terminally ill patients to die in comfortable and familiar surroundings, according to new findings published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

Healthcare advocacy professionals to offer guidance on palliative care and end of life at NAHAC national conference

US – PR Web

A featured session at the #NAHAC14 conference (30 October- 1 November) is ‘Finding the Words and Learning How to Have the Conversation: Palliative and End of Life Care’.

Emotional life lingers for Alzheimer’s patients, even as memory fades


A new study suggests that even if people with Alzheimer’s quickly forget a visit or other event, the emotions tied to the experience may linger.

Annual Assembly of AAHPM & HPNA Call for proposals

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Abstract have been invited for the 2015 Annual Assembly, to be held in February in Philadelphia.

Honoring life: thoughts on the IOM’s end of life care report


Commentary on the Institute of Medicine’s report ‘Dying in America – Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences near the End of Life’ by James C. Salwitz.

Getting the numbers: clinical trials in palliative care


Clinical medicine is informed by a number of traditions: important among these are the learnings drawn from randomised clinical trials. But what of trials among terminally ill patients, receiving palliative care?

New highs reached in US and Canadian healthcare philanthropy

ehospice Canada

US and Canadian donors boosted their giving to nonprofit healthcare institutions to historically high levels of more than $10.7 billion, increasing annual donations by more than $380 million during the 2013 fiscal year.

CaSIPO news: Free State Health Indaba a huge success!

ehospice South Africa

Close to 350 healthcare professionals and stakeholders from all across the province attended a two day summit in Bloemfontein which took place on the 29 and 30 September 2014.

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