World media roundup – 28 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

South Korea hospice fire kills 21

BBC News Asia

At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed in a fire at a hospice in Janseong county, South Korea.

EJPC Palliative Care Policy Development Award 2014 – winner to be announced in Lleida


Ahead of the 8th EAPC World Research Congress, Dr Julia Riley gives a sneak preview of an exciting new award that will be made at the congress next week.

Opinion: Canada needs a palliative-care strategy and focus on pain relief

The Montreal Gazette

“Like relief from pain, access to palliative care is increasingly being viewed as a basic human right. But we are not doing enough in Canada to implement this right by ensuring that palliative care is made available to all who need it,” writes Francis Scarpaleggia, founding member of the all-party Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care.

Most Canadians have no plan for their end of life treatment

Huffington Post

The ACCEPT study in Canada has revealed a number of barriers to end of life discussions between doctors and patients – with the result being that many patients are receiving treatments that they don’t necessarily want or need.

Instead of legalizing euthanasia, try improving Canadian palliative care

National Post

Father Raymond J. De Souza on the current debate in Canada around euthanasia.

Staff training on end of life in focus

Australia Ageing

Palliative Care Australia CEO Dr Yvonne Luxford has highlighted the need for compulsory education to improve the knowledge of health professionals on advance care planning and palliative care as Australia marks National Palliative Care Week.

Care in the final days of life

The New Indian Express

On the development of palliative care in Thiruvananthapuram.

European group studying end of life care program

Journal Sentinel

A major study involving the difficult decisions people face as they near the end of life brought researchers from seven European countries to La Crosse in the United States to learn about an internationally respected program for advance care planning.

Don’t trust Wikipedia when it comes to your health, study says


A new study in the US has found that Wikipedia entries on the costliest medical conditions contradicted the latest medical research 90% of the time.

Medical professionals the “go to” source for end of life care

ehospice Australia

Medical professionals are Australians’ main source of information about end of life care according to a new survey conducted by Palliative Care Australia.

Funding to expand NSW Palliative Care volunteer force

ehospice Australia

New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner today announced $1 million for Palliative Care NSW to support volunteers across the state.

Reflections from the Front Line: Part One #SoMe: So what about tweet chats?

ehospice UK

Sarah Russell writes for ehospice about her experiences in hosting and participating in tweet chats, and offers advice for others.

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