World media roundup – 3 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care in neurology

EAPC blog

Prof Dr Gian Domenico Borasio, Chair in Palliative Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, looks at Dr David Oliver’s contribution to the expanding field of neurological palliative care.

Sheila Payne: President of the EAPC

European Journal of Palliative Care

Professor Sheila Payne, Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care and President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) is profiled in this series on European leaders in the European Journal of Palliative Care.

Adding cheer to home-based palliative care for the bedridden

India- The Hindu

Sevalayam, a non-profit trust organisation has roped in volunteers, mostly students of nursing and home science, to provide basic palliative care at homes in Puducherry.

People walk in Delhi against cancer

India- Business Standard

Thousands of people took part in the seventh annual walkathon in Delhi on Sunday to express solidarity with cancer patients and to mark the World Cancer Day on Tuesday.

The dying person’s bill of rights

Swazi Observer

Swaziland Hospice at Home has published a dying person’s bill of rights and a patient’s bill of rights.

Specialty status granted to palliative care MDs, may aid recruiting

Candian Medical Associtation

Palliative medicine now has official recognition as a two-year subspecialty from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, meaning broader training opportunities for existing and future physicians who focus on palliative treatment.

NINR’s pediatric palliative care available to patients and families

ONS Connect

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) recently launched a new public health awareness campaign with the goal of increasing understanding of the use of palliative care for children with serious illness.

Innovation in advanced care is the key to healthcare reform

US- Forbes

A discussion of the role that advanced care plays today from both a cost and patient experience perspective, and how we might change our approach to advanced care.

Using palliative care to save healthcare dollars


Blog post discussing how highlighting the cost-savings associated with palliative care could help widen its use in hospitals.

Death should hold no fear, says dying doctor

New Zealand Herald

Families are less conditioned to visible mortality these days, says cancer patient.

Hospice Girl Friday: Getting too close to a terminal patient

Saturday Evening Post

Regular blog by a hospice volunteer. In this week’s instalment, Devra Lee Fishman writes about the risk of getting too close to the patients she visits.

The end of life decision at our house


“My partner was in so much pain, physically and emotionally from cancer, that he decided to take control. He died on 16 December, of a gunshot wound to the head.”

Narcotics Act at the crossroads again

ehospice India

The Indian Parliament is meeting once again – definitely the last time during the term of the current government – from 5 February 2014 and it is the last chance to get clearance for the NDPS Amendment Bill to make pain relieving medicines accessible to the needy.

Falling in love with hospice work in Zambia

ehospice Africa

Haripriya Eswaran spent nearly two years volunteering as hospice administrator at Our Lady’s Hospice in Lusaka, Zambia. Drawing on her healthcare background, Haripriya found the work challenging yet fascinating. Here she looks back on the ups and downs of her time in Zambia.

Volunteers reduce hospice costs by 23%, says new research

ehospice UK

According to a study published last week in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, there are more than 100,000 hospice volunteers in the UK, whose contribution reduces hospice costs by an estimated 23%.

Global Atlas coverage

New research highlights the growing need for palliative care worldwide

Long-term living

Palliative care planning


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