World media roundup – 3 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

The ‘surprise’ question in advanced cancer patients. A prospective study among general practitioners


Prof Guido Biasco, Academy of Sciences of Palliative Medicine, Bentivoglio, Bologna, and Dr Giulia Galli, ‘Giorgio Prodi’ Center for Cancer Research, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, on their research.

Family caregiving and palliative care: closing the policy gap

US – Health Affairs Blog

Support for family caregivers has largely been absent from policy discussions of palliative care, which focus on professional, clinical, regulatory, and financial issues.

Program highlights benefits of palliative care

US – Interim HealthCare

Simply making palliative care easy to access for patients who need it may increase usage rates and effectiveness.

Diane Meier Joins GenConnect to discuss palliative care

US – GenConnect

Interview with Director of CAPC, Diane E. Meier, MD, to discuss how palliative care can benefit patients dealing with serious illness.

Palliative home care unit opened

The New Indian Express

Collector M G Rajamanickam inaugurated ‘Jeevan Jyothi Palliative Home Care’ unit in Govt Medical College Ernakulam on Tuesday.

Why the Assisted Dying Bill should become law in England and Wales


In an editorial in the British Medical Journal, the editors argue that people should be able to exercise choice over their lives, including how and when they die.

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Ireland – The journal

The Irish Hospice Foundation has called for the HSE to extend the eligibility period of the emergency medical card for people who are approaching the end of life.

Nursing home care may be out of reach for many ageing ‘boomers’

Health Day News

With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America’s baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns.

Together for Short Lives looks back on another successful Children’s Hospice week

ehospice International children’s edition

A review of Children’s Hospice Week, an annual event in the UK that aims to raise awareness and funds for children with life-limiting conditions and the services, like children’s hospices, that support them.

Taking palliative care to where patients are

ehospice Canada

Dr Naheed Dosani writes about a new pilot program to provide palliative care to patients who are homeless and vulnerably housed.

Harvey Max Chochinov appointed to the Order of Canada

ehospice Canada

Harvey Max Chochinov, an international leader in the field of palliative care, has been recognised for his lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree.

Frank’s story: He had a chance “to come to terms with being at the end of his life”

ehospice Africa

Zena Bernacca, the former CEO of Hospice Africa Uganda writes about her interaction with Frank.

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