World Media Roundup – 2 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

The effects of advance care planning on end of life care


Interview with Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg, researcher in the department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on her research into advance care planning and how it affects end of life care.

Palliative Care for All – practice and service development project update now available

Irish Hospice Library blog

An update has been published on the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Palliative Care for All programme – which aims to extend palliative care interventions to non-malignant life-limiting illnesses.

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

US – Reuters Health

Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.

The role of integrated palliative care in radiation oncology

The ASCO Post

Article about a program to integrate generalist palliative oncology services, including the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of care, into radiation therapy for patients with advanced cancers.

Cancer screening in the elderly: don’t be stupid


“Think twice before reflexively doing things to elderly patients that can’t possibly help and, therefore, can only hurt.”

Right to die, or duty to die? The slippery-slope argument against euthanasia revisited


Article about the problems inherent in implementing euthanasia as public policy.

“Cliona’s charity has been a real lifeline for us”

Ireland – The Independent

Following the loss of their daughter in 2006, Brendan and Terry Ring set out to help other families with a terminally ill child cope financially, writes Joanna Kiernan.

Decision Assist broadens its reach

ehospice Australia

The Decision Assist suite of palliative care advisory services continues its rollout with the Palliative Care Phone Advisory Service, available all day every day, coming into operation this week.

Healthcare providers undertake palliative care training at Nairobi Hospice

ehospice Kenya

Nairobi Hospice played host to 31 healthcare providers for a five-day training course in palliative care aimed at equipping them with knowledge in order to take care of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Nyeri Hospice holds fundraising dinner for a worthy cause

ehospice Kenya

In search of support from the community, Nyeri Hospice held a fundraising dinner in Nairobi over the weekend to raise money towards the care of patient with life threatening illnesses.

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