World media roundup – 28 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

How can you ensure that your life is worth living?

New Scientist

Dramatic advances in communication with people in a minimally conscious state have provoked questions central to our ideas about what makes life worth living.

Confronting terminal illness with philosophy

Australia- ABC

Article on the impact a terminal diagnosis has on individuals and their families.

Euthanasia: An Indian perspective

India- IBN Live

An examination of the history and cultural context of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in India.

OSCE aids Belarusian Children’s Hospice

Belarus – BelTA

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has allocated €15,000 as humanitarian aid to the Belarusian Children’s Hospice.

Another trial of outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced cancer

Journal Watch

Quality of life and patient satisfaction generally were improved with a palliative care intervention, a randomised trial has found.

Let’s Talk About – survey launched

All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care

Anyone in Ireland living with a serious or progressive medical condition, or who cares for/has cared for someone with such a condition, are invited to complete the ‘Let’s Talk About’ survey which aims to find out about the real experience of someone with a medical condition that is unlikely to be cured.

‘Before I Die’ creator and ALFA Keynote Speaker Candy Chang talks about inspiration


Interview with Candy Chang, who became internationally known after she put together a public art project asking people passing by an abandoned house to use a piece of chalk and on a wall complete this sentence: “Before I Die…”

‘Somebody that nobody thought I could be’

The New Old Age blog

With ‘Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall,’ filmmaker, Edgar Barens has taken on what are probably America’s two least favorite subjects: prisons and death.

Filming the final months

US- The Diamond Back

The three university sophomores are creating a documentary that focuses on hospice care — telling the stories of patients, relatives, hospital workers and, most prominently, volunteers — in an effort to draw volunteers and awareness to hospice programs.

One week of cutting edge research: 8th EAPC World Research Congress


Ragnhild Green Helgås, Executive Officer, Department of Oncology, European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC), St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Norway, gives some good reasons for attending the EAPC congress.

The 10th Palliative Care Congress abstracts

BMJ Palliative and Supportive care

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations have been published ahead of the UK’s 10th Palliative Care Congress in March.

Get in front of the camera more

ehospice Australia

After recent personal experiences, writer and author, Emma Grey, outlines six important aspects she learnt about life from attending a funeral.

Euthanasia for children: IAPC appeals to reconsider the decision of Belgian Government

ehospice India

The Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) has urged all governments to ensure palliative care for all those who need it, and appealed to the Government of Belgium to reconsider its recent decision to permit euthanasia for children.

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