World media roundup – 21 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Need to know: The Hassan Rasouli Supreme Court case

The Supreme Court of Canada is ruling on who has the right to determine when keeping critically ill patients alive crosses the line from treatment to torture.

Trudon launches Final Fling website to South Africans

South Africa- Biz Community

A South African version of the UK website Final Fling, which covers all aspects of end of life planning, has been launched.

Terminally ill man marries in the back of an ambulance

US- Huffinton Post

After being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this month, Peyton Williams tied the knot with his girlfriend in the back of an ambulance.

On time for palliative care…


The staff of Stockholms Sjukhem Palliative Care Centre in Sweden celebrated this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day by inviting the public to an information event.

Goverment urged not to cut bereavement grant

Irish Health

The government is being urged to reverse its recent decision to scrap the bereavement grant, which was a once-off payment of €850 to help with the cost of a funeral.

Ministry of Health launches National Palliative Care Documents

ehospice Kenya

The Ministry of Health, in conjunction with Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), has launched four important National Palliative Care Documents.

Voluntary assisted dying bill defeated in Tasmanian Parliament

ehospice Australia

A bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying was defeated in the Tasmanian State Legislative Council by two votes.

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