World media roundup – 22 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

New research on end of life planning shows Irish patients well able to think ahead

The Irish Hospice Foundation 

The Irish Hospice Foundation and the Forum on End of Life in Ireland have welcomed the publication in The Irish Medical Journal (IMJ) this month of a General Practice based study which found a strongly positive response by patients to a request to consider and record their detailed preferences regarding their own end of life care.

Scrapping Liverpool Care Pathway too ‘extreme’

UK- The Telegraph

Phasing out the Liverpool Care Pathway because some medical staff do not know how to use it is ‘extreme’, a leading ethicist has warned.

Facebook-based advanced care directive gets grant

US- Health Data Management

A Facebook-based advanced care planning platform has been declared the winner of a California HealthCare Foundation design challenge.

Starting conversations about future healthcare

ehospice Australia

Catholic Health Australia and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have released a new document which aims to help people start a conversation about their future healthcare needs.

Understanding community engagement in end of life care

ehospice UK

In this article, Libby Sallnow and Sally Paul explain how their recently published research can help hospices think more clearly about community engagement in end of life care.

KICOSHEP – taking palliative care to the community

ehospice Kenya

Despite there being a gap in palliative care provision in Kenya, KICOSHEP is reducing it by enhancing palliative care at the community level.

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