World Media Roundup – 21 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Singapore-Indonesia collaboration to enhance palliative care in Jakarta

Channel News Asia

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) on Tuesday (Jan 20) launched a training programme to enhance the practice of palliative care in Jakarta, in partnership with the Indonesia Cancer Foundation, Jakarta (YKI DKI) and pediatric palliative care service Rachel House (RH).

Taipei City Hospital Rolls out Patient Transferal, Hospice at Home Service

Taipei City Government

The Urban Community Hospice Care Service project, launched on 9 January 9, will see teams of doctors, nurses, pharmacist, dietitians, psychologists, and social workers providing palliative care for the terminally-ill at home.

The Rise of the For-Profit Hospice Industry

NPR

Discussion on the rise of the for-profit hospice industry and what it means for patients.

Wyoming hospice providers skeptical of physician-assisted death

US – Star-Tribune

Wyoming hospice providers are raising objections to new legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with a doctor’s help.

Grief In The Classroom: ‘Saying Nothing Says A Lot’

npr

Article about a new website — GrievingStudents.org — which aims to help teachers and school leaders support grieving children.

Lecturer in End of Life Studies: new position available within our group

End of life studies blog

First ever newborn organ donation in the UK

ehospice International children’s edition

For the first time in the UK, doctors have performed the very first organ transplants from a newborn baby.

Newham Bereavement Service: on the ‘crest of a wave’

ehospice UK

The Newham Bereavement Service, run by St Joseph’s Hospice, has been described as being “on the crest of a wave” of joint working between public service providers and local communities. Lourdes Colclough, who set up and manages the service, tells us more.

OIG study on hospice and assisted living

ehospice USA

A report, “Medicare Hospices Have Financial Incentives To Provide Care In Assisted Living Facilities,” released by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) examines the provision of hospice care to Medicare beneficiaries in assisted living facilities.

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