World media roundup – 22 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

More Americans say doctors should do everything to save terminally ill

US- Aljazeera America

While a majority of Americans say that in some circumstances patients suffering an incurable disease have the moral right to end their lives, a growing minority says that medical professionals should do everything possible to save them, according to a new survey.

Black, Hispanic end of life views rooted in faith, family – and mistrust

US- Religion News Service

Race, religion and a sense of the role of the family all play into end of life decisions for African-Americans, says Bullock, a professor and head of the department of social work at North Carolina State University.

Film shows that having HIV in Africa is no longer a death sentence

Health Canal

A new documentary produced by the University of East Anglia reveals how the lives of people with HIV in Africa have been transformed by antiretroviral therapy (ART) and highlights the crucial need for continued funding of the lifesaving treatment.

Why we’re spending $1 trillion on health medications

TIME

Global spending on drugs for diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease are on the rise, and according to a new report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, worldwide, patients will spend $1 trillion on such drugs by 2014.

Oral ketamine for depression and anxiety in hospice

GeriPal

Post on a recent Journal of Palliative Medicine article on an exploratory open label study of daily oral ketamine for depression and anxiety in hospice patients.

All Black rugby stars line out for hospice

Ireland Herald

They are known for their ferocious Haka but the All Blacks showed their much softer side when they visited youngsters at a Dublin hospice.

Living Longer, Living Better: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging

ehospice Canada

This 2013-18 strategic plan marks a new phase, in which the Institute of Aging will place the emphasis squarely on the health and wellness as well as the challenges of older Canadians.

Calls for a public forum about palliative care unit

ehospice Australia

An ehospice article has prompted calls for an open public meeting with local stakeholders over plans for a new short stay palliative care unit.

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