World media roundup – 23 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

$1.5 million gift to advance field of hospice and palliative care in UI College of Pharmacy

University of Iowa Foundation

University of Iowa graduate James A. Otterbeck has made a gift of $1.5 million to establish the nation’s first teaching position focused on hospice and palliative care pharmacy at the University of Iowa.

An exploration of self-management support in the context of palliative nursing: a modified concept analysis

7th Space

A paper published in BMC Nursing reports an analysis of the concept of self-management support in palliative nursing.

Childhood bereavement linked to higher adulthood mortality

Medscape Medical News

Parental death in childhood or adolescence is associated with increased all-cause mortality into early adulthood, which may reflect genetic and other factors, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.

Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals

Ireland – The Journal

A study into bereavement training of healthcare chaplains who care for parents following the death of a baby finds that the training of chaplains in Ireland is “diverse”.

8 ways to better support someone dealing with cancer

Kevin MD

Elana Miller provides some guidelines on how to support someone dealing with cancer (as well as illness and major life catastrophes in general).

Global Village: getting the message across at AIDS 2014

ehospice Australia

The AIDS 2014 Global Village – loud, informative, brash, outlandish, outrageous – all of which apply. But the message is strong.

Failure to implement WHO recommendations on TB-HIV

ehospice Australia

Research from an international partnership of advocacy groups shows that leading donors and affected countries have failed to implement recommendations from the World Health Organisation on how to address TB-HIV.

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