World media roundup – 25 June 2014

Categories: Care.

New Social Media Platform Lets You Create a Living Legacy for Departed Loved Ones

Israel – Digital Journal

A group of Israeli entrepreneurs, along with The International Center for the Study of Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience has developed a new multi-lingual online platform (www.infibond.com), providing free access for memorializing and networking with others.

Palliative care development in Latin America: An analysis using macro indicators

Latin America – MDLinx

Study aiming to compare the status of palliative care development across Latin American nations using the Latin American Association for Palliative Care indicators and to classify the countries into three levels of palliative care development.

Passionate about palliative care

New Zealand – Auckland Now

Profile of a local District Nurse, Catriona Foster, who has a post-graduate qualification in palliative care and works on Waiheke Island near Auckland. 

Professor Janet Hardy recognised for palliative care research

Australia – Mater Research

Mater’s Director of Palliative Medicine and clinical program leader for Palliative and Supportive Care Research at Mater Research, Professor Janet Hardy, has been named as the Queensland recipient of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) 75th Anniversary Award for her pioneering palliative care research.

Good News from the region – Asia Pacific Hospice Network

Asia Pacific – Pallium India

Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN) had its council meetings over three days – 12, 13 and 14 June, 2014, at Hong Kong. Pallium India reports about a welcome development in the region.

Over 100,000 Zimbabwean children unable to access life saving ARVs

ehospice International Children’s edition

Over 100,000 HIV+ children in Zimbabwe are failing to access anti-retroviral treatment due to inadequate laboratory capacity and a shortage of skilled manpower. Also, an ICPCN and Unicef research study into the need for palliative care in three African countries carried out in 2013 found that in Zimbabwe less than 5% of children who are in need of palliative care are able to access these services.

The Tragedy of Old Age

ehospice Canada

Gordon Giddings, MD for Pallium Canada, discusses a journal article published 100 years ago in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The article is entitled: The Tragedy of Old Age and, according to Dr Giddings, it is a reminder that we continue to live in a death-denying society and of the struggle that has ensued over time to die with dignity.

Charities launch new report into free social care at the end of life

ehospice UK edition

A new report launched today examines the current state of end of life services in England and provides innovative examples of accessing non-means tested social care.