World media roundup – 24 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Pain free

Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has said he hopes to create a National Opiate Policy in order to make it easier for the country to receive the pain relief medications.

Cancer-stricken MP returns to House

South Africa- iol news

Terminally-ill politician Mario Oriani-Ambrosini returned to the National Assembly with a poignant call for a new centre for the treatment of cancer.

Ontario doctors need to be in forefront of end of life care debate

Canada- Toronto Sun

The head of the Ontario Medical Association says it’s time for the province’s doctors to move to the forefront in the debate over end of life care.

Establishing research-active hospices: new recommendations from Lancaster

UK- Lancaster University blog

A new report from a team based at the International Observatory on End of Life Care has found that British hospices are not contributing sufficiently to the evidence-base in palliative care for a number of reasons including a lack of research capacity, resources and infrastructure.

Friends hospice reopens

Cyprus Mail

The Friends hospice in Paphos has admitted its first patient after recently moving to a new location.

We cannot afford to ignore people’s wishes as they approach death

UK- The Guardian

A new self assessment tool can be used to ensure end of life care is tailored to patients’ needs.

Something the NHS is getting right – despite the criticisms, end of life care directives are essential

UK/US- Healthcare Matters

Comment on whether doctors should be financially rewarded for encouraging their patients to think about and record their wishes for the end of life.

CMA: A lesson on need for advance directives

ehospice Canada

One of the main lessons Canadians should learn from the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada is the need to spell out the medical treatment they desire in the event they become incapable of making such decisions, says the Canadian Medical Association.

Winners of the APCA 2013 Journalism and Public Health and Policy Awards announced

ehospice Africa

The winners of the APCA 2013 Journalism and Public Health and Policy Awards include freelance journalist Maddy French, the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Hospice Africa Uganda.

Children Cancer Awareness at Nakuru Hospice

ehospice Kenya

Nakuru Hospice held a cancer awareness event for children in commemoration of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

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