World media roundup – 24 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Ghana: Women urged to support hospice at Koforidua 

All Africa

The second lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur has called on Ghanaian women to embrace and support the establishment of a hospice in the country to give patients emotional and spiritual support.

Official: ‘Right to die’ ruling may face appeal

US- Washington Times

The attorney general of New Mexico has said he will likely appeal a ruling in a landmark lawsuit that terminally ill patients can seek a physician’s aid in dying.

Scientists receive $10M grant to continue development of Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group

US- News Medical

Duke University and the University of Colorado schools of medicine have received a $10 million grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research, to continue the development of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group over the next five years.

Every person has the right to die with dignity

EAPC blog

Prof Dr Ulrich Bonk, Professor of Pathology, Oncology and Public Health, and Vice-President of the German Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and Angela Hörschelmann, Press Officer, explain the role of the association.

Urgent steps needed to improve end of life care for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

UK- Huffington Post blog

Charity Marie Curie Cancer Care has launched a new report with recommendations on meeting the needs of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

‘Palliative’ or ‘end of life’? Why it is important to say the right words

UK- The Guardian

A new project aims to improve the communication between those who give palliative and end of life care and those who receive it.

Civil society urges increase in domestic spending on HIV across Eastern Europe and Central Asia


A Georgia-based NGO has launched an online petition it hopes will attract regional support for a greater push by governments to fill the anticipated vacuum that will be left once the Global Fund no longer commits significant financial support to a majority of EECA countries.

Doctors acknowledge education gap on end of life

Australian Ageing

Doctors’ groups have called for urgent investment in training and incentives to address significant concerns over doctors’ poor knowledge of advance care planning.

Palliative care training can improve patient outcomes

Fierce Healthcare

Healthcare workers who received palliative care training at six medical centers improved patient outcomes in four areas, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Canadians want palliative and end of life care support – but they don’t know how or where to access it

ehospice Canada

Nearly every Canadian believes that hospice palliative and end of life care are critical and should be available to anyone in need, but most do not know what services are available – or how to access them.

Snapshot with a palliative medicine trainee

ehospice Australia

Some people are drawn to work in the palliative care sector. This was the case for Elissa Campbell who is currently an Advanced Trainee in Palliative Medicine to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

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