World Media Roundup – 24 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Rosalie Shaw Travelling Scholarship for APHC 2015 now open

The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) is inviting applications for the APHN Rosalie Shaw Travelling Scholarship for the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in 2015.

“My mother did not go bald” – reviews

Pallium India

Nazeem Beegum’s book “My mother did not go bald” has been getting positive reviews since its release in September.

Exploring the culture of mourning

The New York Times

New York is currently home to at least three exhibitions of art associated with mourning and memorialization.

Uncovering ethics: the first steps

Palliverse blog

Introduction to a new series of articles which will explore some of the hidden parts of the ethics of healthcare research and practice within the palliverse.

Palliative care? But I am not dying!

Engaging the patient

“The misunderstanding of what palliative care is and what it is for places a large burden not only on patients, but on society.”

Mindfulness associated with better health

Health Canal

A new study that measured “dispositional mindfulness” along with seven indicators of cardiovascular health found that persons reporting higher degrees of awareness of their present feelings and experiences had better health.

Ebola outbreak: ‘We need help, serious help’ in Sierra Leone

BBC News

A sailor from Sierra Leone has told the BBC how Ebola has robbed his country of joy and says the international community should send “serious help”.

Ebola crisis: Mali confirms first infection case

BBC News

The Mali government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country.

What to say to the dying: a hospice chaplain offers some insight

ehospice USA

In honour of Hospice Chaplain Week, Care Dimensions coordinator of spiritual care offers this commentary to explain the vital role of a hospice chaplain and the types of conversations and support they offer to dying patients and their families.

Hospice penguins back for more with an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt

ehospice International children’s edition

Richard House is calling all those who live in or near London and want to be part of a Guinness World Record to join their ‘Penguin Waddle’ on 12 November.

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