World media roundup – 22 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Advanced cancer patients can benefit from programs combining exercise, nutrition

Medical Xpress

Palliative care programs should be expanded to include exercise and nutritional counselling and should be available to patients from diagnosis.

CPM to recruit volunteers for palliative care in Kannur

The New Indian Express

Two thousand volunteers are being given training to engage in palliative care missions in the district as part of the observance of Krishna Pillai Day on 19 August.

Palliative care to the cancer patient: the Middle East as a model for emerging countries

Bioethics Research Library

Book review: “This unique and timely book captures the progress and vision of many dedicated groups throughout the Middle East and the USA who have been working to advocate for and develop palliative care services in the region.”

The edge of grief: a summer reflection

Huffington Post blog

Article by Ellen Frankel, bereavement counsellor at Care Dimensions, a non-profit hospice organisation in Massachusetts.

India to probe corruption in healthcare after TV sting


India has ordered an investigation into doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests, following a sting operation by a TV news channel.

Gaza: WHO calls on all parties to respect and protect health facilities, personnel and patients

World Health Organization

WHO appeals to all parties to the conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and the Geneva Conventions, which strictly prohibit attacks on health care premises, vehicles, personnel and patients.

Georgian paediatricians receive CPC training in The Netherlands

ehospice International children’s edition

During the month of July three paediatricians from Georgia travelled to The Netherlands in order to receive four days of training in children’s palliative care.

Research published on gaps in paediatric palliative care provision and barriers to access

ehospice UK

Martin House Children’s Hospice has published the findings of research into the barriers to – and facilitators for – providing effective and appropriate paediatric palliative care.

Dementia and the hospice volunteer: an alternate way to connect

ehospice USA

A hospice volunteer recounts a connection she made with a dementia patient, one that reinforces the importance of active listening, patience, and compassion.

Better, shorter TB treatment – thanks to SA scientists

ehospice South Africa

South African scientists may be en route to developing shorter, better tuberculosis (TB) treatment, according to research released at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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