World Media Roundup – 21 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

On a scale of one to 10 …

The Sydney Morning Herald

A new Australian trial will provide clinicians with a screening tool containing step-by-step instructions on how to assess and manage cancer pain in their patients.

A lung cancer story

The Huffington Post blog

Personal story, shared with the aim of raising awareness for lung cancer research.

US ‘death cafes’ put focus on finale

Voice of America

“It’s a simple idea: A group of people get together in a coffee shop, a restaurant, a church, or even a cemetery, and talk about death and dying. The hope is that talking about these taboo topics will make the final moment less terrifying to face.”

The first conversation

Palliverse blog

“He does not want to talk to me, that much is clear. He has had enough of doctors. He is a man of few words. His eyes do not meet mine. His coarse, calloused farmer’s hands play purposelessly with the starched white of the hospital bed sheet.”

Ebola and the palliative clinician

Pallimed blog

An American palliative care doctor debates going to West Africa to help in countries affected by Ebola.

Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa’s Ebola response


With the number of Ebola cases spiraling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

Tributes paid to ‘hero’ doctor who helped to make Nigeria Ebola free

ehospice Africa

Following the news that Nigeria has been deemed Ebola free by the WHO, tributes have been paid to Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who helped stem the spread of the disease early on.

Canteen launches website to support young people affected by cancer

ehospice Australia

Palliative care, bereavement and loss are all issues addressed on a new website launched this month by the youth cancer charity CanTeen.

When the patient’s pain is more than physical

ehospice USA

A challenge for the hospice team is to determine when the pain reported by a patient may be due, in part, to psychosocial or spiritual issues, so appropriate interventions can be used.

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