World Media Roundup – 28 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Nurses’ attitudes towards the practice of palliative sedation

EAPC blog

Ebun Abarshi, an experienced researcher formerly on the EUROIMPACT Project, shares some findings from a systematic review of literature on the complexity of nurses’ attitudes and practice of sedation at the end of life.

Two US organizations partner with African hospices through Global Partners in Care

PR Web

Two US organisations have signed partnership agreements with African healthcare organisations to improve access to hospice and palliative care in the countries of Tanzania and South Africa.

Many older trauma patients would benefit from palliative care

Science Codex

Half of older adults who sustain injuries severe enough that they could die in the hospital or become unable to function independently are not asked in the intensive care unit if they wish to speak with palliative care specialists about their preferences for end of life care, a new study finds.

Burnout reported by most palliative care clinicians

HealthDay

More than 60% of palliative care clinicians report burnout, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, held this month.

2014 inaugural palliative oncology conference review

Pallimed blog

Dr Sydney Morss Dy summarises some of the key points from some sessions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.

Adelaide researchers find a way to switch off pain

The Australian

Researchers are developing a way to turn off pain using a genetic switch, delivered up the spine by a harmless virus.

To Absent Friends, a people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance

End of life care studies blog

Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive at the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, writes about a new festival of storytelling and remembrance taking place in Scotland this year from 1-7 November.

Tips for talking with your loved ones about the end of life

Huffington Post blog

Some suggestions for “talking the talk” and breaking through that resistance.

Infection projections: how the spread of Ebola is calculated

Health Canal

The number of reported Ebola cases is doubling roughly every five weeks in Sierra Leone, and in as little as two to three weeks in Liberia.

Ebola: Immediate action needed on vaccines and treatments for frontline workers

ehospice Africa

Following a high level meeting on access and funding for Ebola vaccines convened by the WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to frontline workers must be rapidly implemented.

Decision Assist puts palliative care, advance care planning resources at GP and aged care staff fingertips

ehospice Australia

Decision Assist, the new Australian Government funded service that supports GPs and aged care staff in the delivery of quality palliative care and advance care planning for elderly Australians, was launched in Canberra today.

New report on hospice care in US provides insight into access

ehospice USA

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization releases annual “Facts and figures” report on hospice trends and the growth, delivery, and quality of hospice care in the US.