World Media Roundup – 29 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

A hotline for end of life care

US – The Atlantic

Some companies offer telephone counselling to patients approaching death – but where do their doctors fit in to the conversation?

Reports of assisted suicide ‘highly exaggerated’


Assisted suicide groups and palliative care experts in Switzerland say that recent dramatic headlines about a rise in “suicide tourism” have been greatly exaggerated.

Pensioner hid euthanasia drugs

The West Australian

An Albany pensioner who is the first person in Australia to be prosecuted for importing a euthanasia drug has pleaded guilty.

‘The Farewell Party’ (‘Mita Tova’): Venice Review

Hollywood Reporter

“The provocative issue of euthanasia is addressed with wisdom, sensitivity and a welcome strain of humor in The Farewell Party.”

Hello and greetings from Canada!

European Palliative Care Research Centre

Blog by Kristin Ambacher, a medical student from Canada who is currently in Trondheim, Norway, as part of a research exchange.

Three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive treatment for depression, new approach could transform care

Medical Xpress

Three papers published this week reveal that around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression.

Ebola virus crisis worsens for lack of global help

The Wall Street Journal

“So far the nations with the funds and medical resources to help deal with the Ebola epidemic have offered only a trickle of aid.”

Love in Our Own Time – Film available for education and fundraising purposes

ehospice Canada

Love in Our Own Time, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Tom Murray, has recently been released internationally, and is available for training and fundraising purposes.

“Is daddy coming back in a minute?”

ehospice UK

After struggling to find a book to help explain death to her young son, Elke Barber decided to write one herself.

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