World Media Roundup – 3 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

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All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care Monthly Newsletter

A new website, Grapevine, has been launched to support palliative care nurses in Ireland and Northern Ireland to network and access useful resources.

‘Unseen hand of God’ at work at cancer hospice

The Times of India

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, has blessed the newly-built wing of the Shanti Avedna Sadan – Goa’s first, largest and free hospice for terminally ill cancer patients.

Newly proposed assisted suicide law aims to spur Canadian debate

Canada – Global News

Two senators are to introduce a bill on physician-assisted death in the upper chamber.

Dementia as a terminal illness: time to consider palliative care


“It is critical to identify and address dementia knowledge deficits to support evidence-based dementia care.”

Tweets from the afterlife: social networking with the dead

The Conversation

“Media technologies have operated as both a means of communicating news of a death and memorialising the deceased for a significant period of time.”

Ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing

Health Canal

The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients’ natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus’s ability to cause AIDS.

Ebola response too slow: Doctors Without Borders

Yahoo News

The international response to Ebola is still too slow and piecemeal, Doctors Without Borders warned on Tuesday, as officials said the disease is crippling the economies of the three West African countries hardest hit.

Reduce holiday season stress for patients and caregivers

ONS Connect

“Caregivers need to focus on what they can accomplish instead of what they cannot. Families should be encouraged to celebrate what their loved ones can do, rather than mourning what they can no longer do.”

Hospices get involved in #GivingTuesday

ehospice UK

#GivingTuesday (2nd December) is a global day of giving and hospices across the UK have signed up to get involved, raise awareness and raise funds.

Duchess of Cambridge comforts grieving mother

ehospice International children’s edition

Mail Online reports that Leigh Smith, mother of baby Beatrice, who died at only 89 day’s old from a rare heart condition, was comforted by the Duchess of Cambridge at a fundraising appeal for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

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