World media roundup – 21 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

“Around half of all cancer patients do not receive palliative care”

The Jordan Times

Only 50 to 60% of all cancer patients in Jordan receive palliative care, experts said on Thursday, calling for expanding programmes to provide this care for all patients.

Kenya faces shortage of palliative care

Coast Week

Kenya is facing a shortage of facilities and experts who can take care of patients with life threatening illness, the National Aids Control Council (NACC) said on Saturday.

The effect and process evaluations of the national quality improvement programme for palliative care: the study protocol

7th Space

The nationwide integration of palliative care best practices into general care settings is challenging but important in improving the quality of palliative care. This is why the Dutch National Quality Improvement Programme for Palliative Care has recently been launched.

Palliative care in Brazil – lessons learned

EAPC blog

Dr Luis Fernando Rodrigues, former Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit, Barretos Cancer Hospital, talks to Professor Sheila Payne, President of the European Association for Palliative Care, about his career in palliative medicine in Brazil.

Self-requested euthanasia for children in Belgium

The Lancet

Commentary on the history of, and debate around, euthanasia.

FHSSA and ICPCN partner to assess successful models of children’s palliative care in Africa

PR Web

FHSSA and the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) conducted a comprehensive assessment to explore successful models of children’s palliative care in Africa.

Canada needs a “dialogue about death” says CMA president


Canada is facing a severe crisis surrounding end of life care due to the stigma surrounding it and funding concerns, Dr Louis Hugo Francescutti, president of the Canadian Medical Association told the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday.

Health care professionals’ perceptions towards lifelong learning in palliative care for general practitioners: a focus group study

BioMed Central

This study explores current experiences, views and preferences towards training and education in palliative care among GPs, palliative home-care professionals and professionals from organisations who provide training and education.

When feeling poor makes you sick

Health Canal

A study of Germany and 11 other European countries shows that older people who assess themselves as poor get sick more often and suffer more from health setbacks than those who do not. The probability of dying earlier is also much higher.

In the cause(s) of justice

Huffington Post blog

There is cautious but pervasive optimism among death-with-dignity supporters these days. And since this end of life choice is one of the causes that consumes much of my time and energies, I am cautiously, optimistically celebrating.

Is palliative medicine a threat to the corporate world of medicine and specialist physician? Heated debate at IAPCON 2014

ehospice India

Enthusiasm and involvement of participants and delegates made the debate organized on the 3rd day of IAPCON 2014 a lively event with an overflow of ideas and thoughts.

Rwanda faces long fight against cancer

ehospice South Africa

Cancer, along with other non-communicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease, are said to be ‘diseases of development,’ and seem to be increasing just as fast as Rwanda is developing.

ICPCN Mumbai Declaration 2014 – call for support

ehospice International children’s edition

All those who agree with the sentiments of the ICPCN Mumbai Declaration 2014 are asked to add their names online to a growing list of individuals and organisations who have already registered their support for this document.

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