World media roundup – 28 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

A critical view on legal barriers and the need for trust

Slovakia- EAPC Blog

Eugenia Larjow, sociologist at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany, and member of the ATOME (Access to Opioid Medication in Europe) Project Management Team, on the recent ATOME conference held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Palliative care services grow

Uganda- Daily Monitor

Infrastructure and manpower to facilitate access to palliative care in Uganda has doubled over the past two years.

Hospice Klang: smiles and smiles to go

Malaysia- The Star Online

Feature on Hospice Klang, a charitable, non-governmental organisation that has offered palliative care services for free since opening in 1995.

Painstakingly painted

The New Indian Express

Pallium Care patients have been exhibiting their art work at a local gallery.

Venice Biennale 2014: “Death in Venice” to showcase architecture’s relationship with mortality

Arch Daily

Death in Venice will focus partially on the changing design of hospitals, places that many people die in every year.

Inside India’s hotel death

India- CNN

Feature on Kashi Labh Mukti Bhavan, a hospice in the city of Varanasi, India. To take God’s name and die in Varanasi is to attain moksha, a term that can be interpreted in many ways but is generally understood by Hindus to mean freedom for the soul, a release from the constant cycle of rebirth.

US bioethicists take Belgian child euthanasia to task


Three American bioethicists have criticised Belgium’s new law permitting children with a terminal illness to choose euthanasia.

Parents of severely ill children see benefits as caregivers, says study

US- Health Canal

Benefits often coexist with the negative and stressful outcomes for parents who have a child born with or later diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, says a recent study.

Docs, patients have different attitudes toward end of life care

US- Medical Xpress

Attitudes toward end of life resource allocation differ for patients with cancer and their caregivers and for physicians, according to a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Palliative care is a priority – nationally and worldwide

US -Oncology Nursing News

Palliative care is the new buzzword in the hospital environment, writes Helen Foley.

When less is more: issues of overuse in healthcare

US- Health Affairs Blog

Article about the Choosing Wisely campaign and reducing overuse of unnecessary procedures and treatments.

What pushes doctors to talk about withdrawal of life sustaining treatments?


Blog on a recent article which explored what changes an ICU doctor’s intention to discuss withdrawal of life support in a family meeting.

Speaking up about hospice is not a betrayal of our family members


Personal story from Sherry Reisner about how starting difficult conversations about hospice and end of life care is a sign of how much families love each other.

North Dakota State University visit palliative care patients

ehospice Kenya

North Dakota State University Center for Nursing students visited palliative care patients over the Easter Holiday as part of their expanded nursing program annual trip to Kenya.

Stephen’s Story raises £2 million for teenage cancer charity

ehospice UK

Stephen Sutton is a 19-year-old facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, but this extraordinary teenager has managed to make the most of his tragic situation, raising £2 million for charity by telling his story on social media.

NPR’s “This American Life” to look at hospice

ehospice USA

Care Dimensions’ Kaplan House in Massachusetts featured on National Public Radio this weekend.

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