World Media Roundup – 24 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Too Many People Die In Hospital Instead of Home. Here’s Why.

Med Page Today

“More people dying in the hospital, often in an intensive care unit on a ventilator or feeding tube; more doctor visits leading to tests, treatments, and drug prescriptions; and more money being spent by the government, private insurers and patients themselves.”

2 weeks to live: Early Christmas for terminal cancer victim

Komo News

Frank Henderson has about two weeks to live due to cancer. And rather than retreat into a dark room to die – he wrote a bucket list. On it? Celebrating his last Christmas, a little early.

Up to 1.4m people could be infected with Ebola by January, CDC warns

The Guardian

As many as 1.4 million people could be infected with Ebola by mid-January 2015 if efforts to quarantine the epidemic aren’t taken immediately, according to predictive models released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

Ebola death rates 70% – WHO study

BBC News

New figures suggest 70% of those infected with Ebola in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported, says the World Health Organization.

Longer nursing shifts ‘hit patient care’, warns major study

Nursing Times

Longer  hours worked by nurses to help save hospitals money is hitting safety  and patient care, according to a large international survey of nurses.

Uganda: Irish Foreign Affairs Chairman presents €5,000 cheque to Jinja Hospice

ehospice Africa

The Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen T.D., has presented a cheque of €5,000 to Clare Doctors Frank and Patricia Hassett of Jinga Hospice in Uganda.

Memory Making – holding onto the things you love

ehospice Australia

Clinical Nurse Specialist in paediatric palliative care, Philly Smith wrote for ehospice on the importance of memories and mementos for the families these children leave behind – and how Bear Cottage helps make them real.

More than 1 million people learn dying can still include a lot of living

ehospice USA

“Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice” continues to debunk common misconceptions of hospice and releases second national Public Service Announcement.

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