World Media Roundup – 21 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Global survey: US seniors sicker, but more likely to have advance directive

Family Practice News

Older Americans are sicker than their peers in 11 developed countries, but are most likely to have a chronic care plan and to have discussed health-promoting behaviors with their physicians, according to a new survey.

Results from new survey look at COPD burden across European countries

The NCD Alliance

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) deaths are increasing annually, yet little or no priority is given to COPD by public health and policy makers in many European countries, according to a survey released to mark World COPD Day 2014.

New ‘Caring for the human spirit’ magazine explores suicide, end of life care and more

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

As part of its efforts to mainstream the inclusion of spiritual care as a standard of healthcare, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network explores suicide, end of life and other sensitive topics in the latest issue of its new magazine ‘Caring for the human spirit’.

Psychology and palliative care services working together – on cultivating multi-disciplinary meetings and ensuring compassion in care

BMJ Blogs

Dr Katherine Regan, Clinical Psychologist, shares her experiences working in close collaboration with a specialist palliative care team at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. She discusses why collaborative working across both areas is a useful model for the future and how both fields can learn much from one another.

An easier death, and less costly, too

The New Old Age blog

“Saving money isn’t really the point of hospice care. Helping dying patients have the best possible remaining life, followed by a good death, is really the purpose.”

Newly released videos show Brittany Maynard calling for more right-to-die laws

Huffington Post/ AP

Nearly three weeks after her death, on what would have been her 30th birthday, Brittany Maynard returned to the national spotlight on Wednesday in a video in which she urges states to pass laws allowing terminally ill people to end their lives on their own terms.

Ebola cases no longer rising in Guinea, Liberia, UN health agency reports

The UN News Centre

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the number of Ebola cases is “no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone”, and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal.

Introducing the ICPCN NOW campaign

ehospice International children’s edition

In 2015 the ICPCN will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. To mark this milestone, the organisation introduced delegates at the 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care taking place in Rome to the NOW campaign which aims to increase awareness and funds to develop services for children’s palliative care worldwide.

Ian Maddocks AM speaks on “dying well” at Tweed event

ehospice Australia

Internationally renowned palliative care specialist Professor Ian Maddocks AM, 2013’s Senior Australian of the Year 2013, is visiting the Tweed region in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers on November 28.

Creating the future of palliative care: a virtual event in February 2015

ehospice USA

NHPCO will host a virtual professional development offering, ‘Creating the future of palliative care’ on 18 and 19 February 2015. Registration is now open.

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