World Media Roundup – 20 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Xavier Gómez-Batiste has been appointed new WHO head of palliative care

Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge

Xavier Gómez-Batiste, director of the Observatory Qualy at ICO, director of the Department of Palliative Care, at the University of Vic, scientific director for the comprehensive care of people with advanced illnesses at La Caixa Obra Social, Director of Palliative Care of SARquavitae and IDIBELL researcher at Palliative Care group, has been designated “Medical Officer for Palliative and Longterm Care” to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.

Watch out for an interview with Prof Xavier on ehospice in the near future.

GFFCC to hold workshop on palliative care

Kuwait News Agency

The Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFFCC) will hold the second local workshop on palliative care on 23-36 November in collaboration with the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Middle East.

Cancer patient’s life made easier by Cayman Hospice Care

Cayman 27

“Caring for the terminally ill is just a part of Cayman Hospice care’s mission of tending to medical and spiritual needs of the patient and their families. But one cancer patient told Cayman 27 Hospice does so much more.”

Docs define competencies for peds hospice and palliative care

Medical Xpress/HealthDay

Competencies need to be developed for pediatrics hospice and palliative medicine subspecialty, according to an article published in Pediatrics.

Most doctors back assisted suicide – but few would do it

swissinfo.ch

Three-quarters of Swiss doctors think assisted suicide is acceptable in principle, but fewer than half are personally prepared to carry it out, according to a study by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS).

Bodies in metal: sustainable remains, technology and bodily disposal

End of life studies blog

Article by Ruth McManus on her research around bodily disposal.

Ebola crisis in Liberia: ‘One in two workers now jobless’

BBC News

Nearly half of all Liberians who were employed when the Ebola outbreak began are no longer working, a survey by the World Bank has found.

Eight tips to help someone grieving during the holidays

ehospice USA

As the nation prepares for the celebration of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, hospice professionals offer some tips for coping with grief during the holidays.