World Media Roundup – 24 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Dwindling donations threaten hospices

South Africa – Business Day Live

Hospice and palliative care centres have less than half of the R1bn they need to function annually and “a fair percentage” of their 4,300 staff members are facing retrenchment.

Doctor who takes pain out of terminal ailments

The New Indian Express

Feature on Dr Rajagopal, founder and chairman of Pallium India.

‘Adding life to days, not just days to life’

Herald Scotland

Article on the need for improvements to palliative care in Malawi and EMMS Scotland’s appeal to raise money for this cause.

Palliative care has key role in alleviating pain

Kuwait News Agency

The head of Kuwait Cancer Control Cancer Dr Ahmad Al-Awadhy underlined the importance of palliative care in alleviating pain of people who suffer from cancer and other chronic diseases, speaking at a recent four-day palliative care workshop in the country.

Opinion: hospice is an ally for patients with dementia and their caregivers

US –

“An unfortunate consequence of not recognising Alzheimer’s as a life-ending illness is the missed opportunity to tap into the strong, established resource of hospice care,” writes Amy Tucci, president and CEO of the Hospice Foundation of America.

It’s not all about dying


Article on new research which shows that early palliative care can result in improved quality of life and survival in patients with advanced chronic respiratory disease.

Number of elderly dying in Hong Kong while awaiting care home places soars

South China Morning Post

The number of elderly people who die while waiting for places in care homes has shot up in the past four years, the Audit Commission has revealed in a damning report.

Prof. Anne Merrimam talks on compassion at the 4th National Palliative Care Conference

ehospice Kenya

“Compassion is the emotion of empathy that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates help,” said Professor Dr Anne Merriman, founder of Hospice Africa Uganda, at the recent conference hosted by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association.

Climbing in the death zone for hospice

ehospice USA

Andy Land, a hospice nurse, is climbing Mount Everest to raise awareness of hospice and encourage people to talk more about end of life decisions.

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