World Media Roundup – 22 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Physios get first competence framework for palliative care

Ireland – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The palliative care competence framework, published by the Irish Health Care Executive, has a chapter dedicated to physiotherapy.

Palliative Care Phase: a critical concept and a common language


Professor Kathy Eagar, director, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia, explains the background to her article that has been selected as this month’s Editor’s Choice in the journal, Palliative Medicine.

Pallium India participates in ‘Run Kerala Run’ at Trivandrum

Pallium India

Seven wheelchair-bound people and twenty-five volunteers represented Pallium India in ‘Run Kerala Run’ on January 20 at Trivandrum, an event organized in support of National Games Kerala 2015.

End of life care: doctors, machines and technology can keep us alive, but why?

Before starting medical school, James Downar believed that doctors have a moral duty not to let patients die without doing everything to keep them alive. Then he started to experience how lives actually ended

Having the Conversation: Empowering Patients at the End of Life

Psychology Today

Prescribing the End of Life Conversation: is saving the life of a terminal patient always the best medicine?

Honouring your end of life treatment wishes

US News

In recent years, end of life care in the United States has garnered significant attention, mostly because of cost concerns and the overall impact those costs can have on the health care system. But underlying these financial questions is the broader philosophical consideration of choosing end of life treatment options that match your goals and values.

Cancer is not a merciful killer – the research billions are well spent

UK – The Guardian

“Contrary to Dr Richard Smith’s piece in the BMJ last month, the psychological effects of cancer and the toll of chemotherapy make it a far from ideal way to die.”

Assisted suicide movement gaining traction across US

Washington Times

A national campaign advocating state right-to-die legislation kicked off Wednesday in Sacramento with the introduction of the California End of Life Option Act, modeled after Oregon’s 1994 law allowing doctors to aid terminally ill adults who want to end their lives.

Coroner probing death of Makayla Sault, aboriginal girl who refused chemotherapy

Canada –The Star

The 11 year old died Monday, nearly a year after abandoning conventional treatment for leukaemia. Oncologists disagree with the family’s contention that chemo a year ago caused a fatal stroke.

Death in the city: what happens when all our cemeteries are full?

The Guardian

The business of death has become highly lucrative as the cost of dying rises in cities across the world. So what place is there for tomorrow’s dead – and does new technology offer a better solution?

Thai community fearing bad business votes to evict HIV hospice

Thailand – The Sun Daily

“Residents of Lang Nern do not want Glory Hut Foundation to bring people with AIDS to live in this community”, reads the white banner that went up last month after villagers voted to evict the hospice.

NHPCO launches new consulting service

ehospice USA

As the oldest and largest organization leading the way in hospice and palliative care in the US, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce a new consulting service called NHPCO Edge.

How hospices can save hospitals

ehospice UK

Hospices can help transform end of life care through partnerships with hospitals, care homes and other organisations, writes Hospice UK Chairman Michael Howard.

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