World media roundup – 25 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Kenya to increase cancer funding

East Africa Business Week

The Kenyan government has announced it will allocate funds in the coming financial budget to public palliative cancer treatment centres.

Supreme Court refers issue of legalising euthanasia to a Constitution bench

India- NDTV

The Supreme Court has said that there has been inconsistent opinion in its previous verdicts on withdrawing medical support to terminally ill patients.

Palliative care in Brazil – interview with a family therapist


Tânia Madureira Dallalana, a clinical psychologist and family therapist at the Clinic Hospital of the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil, talks to Professor Sheila Payne, President of the EAPC, about her work.

Hospice care: for-profit has pluses, minuses

US- MedPage Today

The rise of for-profit hospices for the terminally ill in the United States is accompanied by both good and bad news, researchers reported.

Nurses who completed practice-based educational pathway report greater confidence in end of life care


District and community nurses who completed a practice-based educational pathway reported greater confidence in delivering palliative and end of life care to patients.

‘We can’t take away illness, but there’s lots we can do to make it better’

Ireland- Independent

This week WillFredd Theatre stages CARE, following a fictitious patient’s journey from entry to exit at the real life St Francis Hospice, with whom they collaborated on this show.

Neonatal hospice care is a new, and vital, focus

UK- The Scotsman

Palliative care for newborn babies can help families make precious memories that last a lifetime, says Dr Pat Carragher, medical director at CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland).

The world needs to talk about child euthanasia

New Scientist – opinion

Belgium has become the first nation to legalise euthanasia for children of any age. Other countries need to face the issue too.

Jumping for joy in the ER

It’s OK to Die

Blog about the value of patients having clear advance directives.

Sharing experiences of paediatric palliative care

ehospice International Children’s edition

In 2013 Dr Emily Mackeith from Helen and Douglas house spent two months with the paediatric palliative care team at the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital in Argentina. Dr Mackeith and Dr Eulalia Lascar, from Argentina, reflect upon the experience.

Health Cabinet Secretary lauds palliative care progress

ehospice Kenya

Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary has applauded the effort by Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association to improve access to palliative care in the country.

Tributes paid to Claire Muhumuza

ehospice Africa

Tributes were paid to Claire Muhumuza who recently passed away, as her certificate and diploma in clinical palliative care was awarded posthumously at the 2nd graduation ceremony held at Hospice Africa Uganda last week.

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