World media roundup – 28 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Stroke patients should receive customised palliative care

Medical Xpress

People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalise care, optimise quality of life and minimise suffering, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke.

Fourth annual FHSSA Global Partnership Award presented to outstanding US and African partnership

Digital Journal

The fourth annual FHSSA Global Partnership Award was presented to Gilchrist Hospice Care and Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital Palliative Care Program of Tanzania.

Patients with hematologic malignancies received more aggressive end of life care

HemOnc Today

Patients with blood cancers received substantially more aggressive care in their final 30 days of life than those with solid tumors, according to results of a retrospective cohort study.

Better education could help palliative care doctors look after young adults

UK- Marie Curie blog

New research recommends the development of an educational programme for specialist palliative care teams to help them to better care for young adults with a terminal illness.

Term ‘life insurance’ should be changed, many Brits think

Voice of Russia UK

Over a quarter of Brits feel uneasy just thinking about death and more than two in five people also feel uneasy discussing anything around the subject, according to a new survey.

Why it’s never too early for an advance care plan

The Globe and Mail

An article on the importance of making your wishes known and recorded, whatever your age.

A new frontier, palliative care in Ethiopia

Diversity in Education Blog

Personal account of a recent trip to Ethiopia by an American doctor.

Cancer is an international war and peace issue

KevinMD blog

Tara D. Sonenshine argues that it’s time to get nations together to fight cancer together.

Preventable illness will cause 1.5 million deaths of children under 5 this year

ehospice International children’s edition

Alarming numbers extracted from the WHO Immunization Data show what EurActiv calls ‘A silent cull of the world’s children.’

Bridging the gap between research and practice

ehospice Australia

Practitioners and researchers don’t trust each other. This was one of the messages delivered by US Professor of Thanatology Dr David E. Balk at the 2014 Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference in Melbourne.

Archaeology meets palliative care

ehospice UK

Palliative care and archaeology are being brought together in a new research project which aims to facilitate conversations around death and dying.

Tribute to Professor Leana Uys

ehospice South Africa

The South African palliative care community particularly the nurses associated with the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) were sad to learn of the death of this inspiring and generous leader.

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