World media roundup – 29 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Indian Medical Association building palliative care centre at Ponda

The Times of India

In a bid to alleviate the pain and suffering of the terminally ill, the Indian Medical Association’s Ponda wing is constructing a hospice.

National University Hospital starts palliative care service in emergency department

Singapore – The Straits Times

The National University Hospital is starting a dedicated palliative care service in its emergency department to relieve patients’ suffering.

Palliative care may elude some seniors

US – Interim HealthCare

Researchers from South Dakota State University have found that access to palliative care services is not easy for everyone to acquire.

HealthCare Chaplaincy awards $1.5 million to advance research on palliative care

US – Philanthropy News Digest

HealthCare Chaplaincy has announced six grants totalling $1.5 million to researchers testing hypotheses about chaplains’ contributions to palliative care practice.

Give people a legal right to die at home, says former Labour health minister

UK- The Telegraph

Lord Warner, a former Labour health minister, has proposed legislation which would allow people to formally register a preference on where they would like to die.

Medicare experiment could signal sea change for hospice

US – Kaiser Health News

Interview with Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, about a recently launched pilot program that allows hospice patients in the US to continue to receive life-prolonging treatment.

WHO appalled by attacks on health-care facilities in Gaza


WHO has been appalled by the continuing trend for healthcare facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on 8 July 2014.

Learning to listen II: a grief tour de force

It’s OK to Die

“Listening is the essence of compassion,” writes Rea L. Ginsberg in this blog post.

Baltimore area family plays pivotal role in highlighting paediatric hospice care

ehospice USA

Article about Baby Amanda’s story, part of the ‘Moments of Life’ public awareness campaign launched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Katy Perry song helps erase HIV stigma for young people

ehospice International children’s edition

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Katy Perry, launched her new ‘Unconditionally’ music video at International AIDS Conference 2014 for the #showyourlove campaign, which aims to erase stigma surrounding AIDS related deaths amongst adolescents.

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