World Media Roundup – 21 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in four years


The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Is a good death possible in Australian critical and acute settings?: physician experiences with end of life care

BMC Palliative Care

Article on a study where physicians identified the problematic nature of providing expert palliation in critical and acute settings.

Understanding in our global village: looking beyond myopia

End of life studies blog

Article by Richard Powell, a consultant to the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and living in Nairobi, Kenya.

Daughters more involved when parents need care

US – Health24

Daughters bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, and often fill in the gaps left by sons.

Death did me a favour

Huffington Post

“Only after years of rowing the river of grief, dare I suggest that death did me a favour.”

Am I going mad? Survey shows people want diagnosis of incurable brain disorders

Wall Street Journal

Three quarters of those polled said they would want to know what kind of incurable neurological disorder they had.

Botswana gearing up to provide children’s palliative care

ehospice South Africa

Busi Nkosi, Director of Advocacy for ICPCN, reports on the encouraging developments towards the introduction of a children’s palliative care service in Botswana.

Grief through a child’s eyes

ehospice International children’s edition

As part of the ‘moments of life’ campaign in the US a short video looks at how one hospice helps children come to terms with their grief after the loss of a family member or close friend.

Palliative care training held in Douala, Cameroon

ehospice Africa

Catherine D’Souza writes for ehospice about a recent training in Douala, Cameroon.

Supported by hospice; now actively involved in its activities

ehospice Kenya

Paul Owino was diagnosed with Leukemia and was referred to Nakuru Hospice for management, where he currently volunteers and inspires other patients.

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