World Media Roundup – 27 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Doctor-assisted death appropriate only after all other choices exhausted, CMA president says

Doctor-hastened death would only be appropriate after all other reasonable choices have been exhausted, says the new president of the Canadian Medical Association.

First ever palliative care course concludes at KMC 

India – Daijiworld

15 participants last week completed a course on palliative care and geriatrics at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore. 

Indigenous patients face too many barriers to seeing specialists, say doctors

Australia – The Guardian

Access to government-subsidised medical specialists for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is piecemeal and rife with barriers, says the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Trying to make a difference: one medical student at a time


Bárbara Antunes on facilitating role-playing communication sessions with medical students at King’s College London.

Research published on burnout and death anxiety in hospice social workers

ehospice USA

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire have published a study looking at burnout and death anxiety among hospice social workers.

Chronic kidney disease sufferers need access to palliative care

ehospice Australia

Palliative Care Australia and Kidney Health Australia have called for improved access to palliative care services for patients living with chronic or end stage kidney disease.

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