World media roundup – 26 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Pride and prejudice: Access to opioid medicines in Lithuania


Report on the 8th ATOME national conference, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, written by Saskia Jünger, health scientist at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany, and Marjolein Vranken, pharmacist and lawyer at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Netherlands.

The challenges of providing end of life care in prisons

UK- Marie Curie blog

Mary Turner and Marian Peacock from Lancaster University give a quick overview about why their work is crucial in bringing benefits to patients at the end of the lives as well as to families and carers.

Elements of effective palliative care models: a rapid review

7th Space

This review concludes that models of palliative care should integrate specialist expertise with primary and community care services and enable transitions across settings, including residential aged care.

HMC holds first pain management symposium in Qatar

Qatar- albawaba

Around 380 health professionals attended the first Pain Management Symposium held by Hamad Medical Corporation and Specialists in Pain International Network (SPIN) to discuss key topics and therapies in the management of patients with acute, chronic or cancer pain.

Cancer patients denied 30 medicines available overseas


Terminally ill cancer patients in Australia are being denied access to more than 30 life saving treatments available to patients overseas, fuelling a push for a cancer drug fund.

Yemenis who fly abroad to avoid dying at home


According to the Yemeni embassy in Cairo, more than 200,000 Yemenis go to Egypt every year seeking medical treatment.

Earlier palliative care improves quality of life

Oncology Nurse Advisor

Earlier care improves quality of life and patient satisfaction, according to the results of the first clinical study to assess the impact of providing early outpatient palliative care versus standard oncology care.

An African palliative care ‘no make-up selfie’

ehospice Africa

Steve Hynd from the African Palliative Care Association writes for ehospice about the new trend sweeping social media that involves posting ‘no make-up selfies’ and donating money to (mainly) cancer charities, while nominating others to the same.

The journey of PCEA Chogoria Hospital Palliative Care Unit

ehospice Kenay

Chogoria PCU has continually welcomed clients in need of palliative care despite limited resources. The PCEA Chogoria hospital is a NGO and Mission Hospital in rural Kenya, established by Scottish missionaries in the year 1922.

Anticipatory grief in palliative care

ehospice Australia

ehospice spoke to Dr J. William “Bill” Worden, arguably one of the most influential world figures in grief and bereavement, who is in Melbourne for the 2014 Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference.

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