World media roundup – 20 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

CBC News Toronto

Some of the country’s smallest and sickest patients have passed through the doors of a Toronto-area hospice since it opened earlier this year — providing care and support to families with terminally ill children.

In Nigeria, Miracles Compete With Modern Medicine

The Atlantic

An article published this week in the Atlantic explores the delicate balance between religion and palliative care in Nigeria.

Palliative Medicine: History of the journal and vision for the future

EAPC blog

Catherine Walshe, Editor in Chief, and Debbie Ashby, Editorial Manager, ‘Palliative Medicine’, contribute to a special series of blog posts to celebrate the EAPC’s 25th anniversary.

Surviving the holidays in the midst of grief

Delmarva Now

Delmarva Now offers some advice for dealing with grief over the festive season. 

Palliative care in Portugal is “clearly insufficient”, says nurse championing change

The Portugal News Online

A Portuguese nurse who has set up an association to promote palliative care in the Algarve has told The Portugal News that government resources currently available to patients are “clearly insufficient” and that society must unite to fill the voids being left by waning health and support services.

The Irish Hospice Foundation seeks clarity about specialist palliative care budget

The Irish Hospice Foundation

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has written today to Tony O’Brien, Director General of the Health Service Executive seeking clarification that a budget for specialist palliative care will be unveiled in sectoral budgets published in January 2014.

Is There a Right Way to Die?

Psychology Today

Earlier this month, 5000 people packed the Mall of America to sing “Clouds,” a hit song written and recorded by a terminally ill Minnesota teenager named Zach Sobiech.

Dying Matters launches groundbreaking Muslim film

Dying Matters, in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Flix Productions, has launched a groundbreaking short film aimed at improving understanding of end of life needs of the Muslim community.

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