World media roundup – 25 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

App to help GPs help patients in pain

Australia- Pulse IT

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE) have jointly developed a free app and website for GPs to help better manage patients in pain at or near the end of their lives.

Livening up end of life planning

US- The Wall Street Journal

The end is inevitable, but it helps to start getting ready with some lively conversation. That’s the message from some financial advisers and ordinary people who have participated in organised discussions about death planning.

How are palliative care, human rights linked?

Swazi Observer

“Both palliative care and human rights are based on principles of human respect, dignity, non-discrimination and universality – this is why we say that palliative care is about human rights,” says Senator Thuli Msane.

Global Fund promotes fight against terminal diseases

Times of Zambia

An article about The Global Fund, which has supported the implementation of programmes against communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Balancing emotions and reason at the end of life

Kevin MD

James Fausto, medical director, palliative care program, Montefiore Medical Center, on the conflict between the emotional and rational intellect when making decisions about care.

Addressing pain relief in Africa through policy change

ehospice Africa

With a growing burden of NCDs in Africa, Shelley Enarson looks at how public health policy has evolved, and what still needs to change to ensure everyone receives the palliative care they need.

Nairobi Hospice receives visitors from Mariners Church, USA

ehospice Kenya

Nairobi Hospice was host to 21 visitors from Mariners Church, California in the United States.

Dying of laughter: Clown Doctors in palliative care

ehospice Australia

While many will be familiar with Clown Doctors for sick children, over the past few years the Humour Foundation has been trialling a new Elder Clown Program focussed on tickling the funny bones of aged and palliative care patients.

Views on end of life medical treatments

ehospice USA

A growing minority of Americans say doctors should do everything possible to keep patients alive, according to study release by PEW Research Religion & Public Life Project.

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