World Media Roundup – 22 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Taoiseach announces €500,000 in new design and dignity grants

Irish Hospice Foundation

Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny T.D has announced the distribution of grants of €500,000 towards transforming spaces in hospitals for people at end of life.

Early palliative care can cut hospital readmissions for cancer patients


Doctors at Duke University Hospital have developed a new collaborative model in cancer care that reduced the rates at which patients were sent to intensive care or readmitted to the hospital after discharge.

Dementia, palliative care, and end of life: are we doing it right?

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Article by Rev. Jamie Wilson Headley, President & CEO of Dementia Services Group.

What’s new in research?

Palliverse blog

A new trial suggests even experienced clinicians benefit from communication skills training… and so do their patients!

Oscars ’15: Documentary shorts trailer round-up

Real Screen

Several of the eight films shortlisted for the Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar 2015 cover the subject of death, with three looking at how families cope with incurable or terminal diseases.

Seshadri’s next film about wanting death

The New Indian Express

Director P Seshadri’s next film, Vidaaya (Farewell), deals with the rather serious ideas of death and human mortality.

Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO

BBC News

Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization.

Ebola study projects spread of virus on overseas flights

The Wall Street Journal

Up to three Ebola-infected people could embark on overseas flights every month from the three most-affected African countries, according to a new study that projected travel patterns based on infection rates and recent flight schedules.

Look who’s NOT talking

ehospice Canada

New study aims to bridge the gap between patients and doctors and get Canadians to have important end of life conversations with their doctors.

Dr Anda Jansone awarded for her work in children’s palliative care in Latvia

ehospice International children’s edition

On 11 October this year Dr Anda Jansone from Children’s University Hospital in Latvia was presented with the prestigious A. Priedkalna award for her significant contribution to the development of children’s palliative care in Latvia.

Transition gap still too wide for young adults, says new research

ehospice UK

The differences between children’s and adult palliative care services are too wide for young people with life-limiting conditions to negotiate, according to research by Bangor University.

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