World media roundup – 28 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Millions still waiting for AIDS revolution

Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières has launched a film series titled ‘See What We See’ to counterbalance rhetoric presenting progress as all-pervasive and the fight against HIV/AIDS as almost won.

Hospice teams help patients face death

Voice of America

Personal story demonstrating how hospices help support patients who are dying, as well as their families.

10 serious illnesses and the number of times ‘palliative care’ was mentioned in Wikipedia


Eric Widera has discovered that many Wikipedia articles on serious illnesses fail to mention palliative care and plans to do something about it.

The conversation no one wants to have

US- McKights’s

Opinion piece on the importance of talking to friends and family about your wishes for the end of life.

Gay couple to be first to marry in Illinois after judge grants request

US- The Guardian

A federal judge intervened this week and allowed the two women, in their mid-60s, to get an expedited marriage license as one of the couple has terminal cancer.

New tools to improve palliative care in Rwanda

ehospice Africa

Dr Christian Ntizimira describes the new palliative care tools released in Rwanda that aim to ensure a continuum of care by helping to integrate palliative care into the health system.

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