World media roundup – 3 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

An inspiring start to the week

Hynd’s blog

Steve Hynd, from African Palliative Care Association, writes about being “totally humbled” by the story of Moses Byomuhangi, published on the African edition of ehospice today.


UK- You Tube

Mark Saunders tells his story of coming to faith from a background of football violence and why, with weeks to live, he’s not afraid to die.

Jared Leto dedicates best supporting actor win to AIDS victims

MTV News

Leto’s role as AIDS patient Rayon in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ won him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

The art of dying

The New Indian Express

Last week, the Supreme Court referred the question of making euthanasia legal to a Constitution Bench.

NDPS Act Amendment – the long journey

Pallium India Newsletter

When hope began to wear thin, on the last day of the Parliament the Rajya Sabha passed the NDPS Amendment Bill as the last item on the agenda.

Dr Priya Kulkarni takes over as Chief Functionary of Indian Association of Palliative Care

Pallium India

On the 15 of February at the Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), Dr Priya Kulkarni, Medical Director of Cipla Palliative Care Centre, was appointed Secretary of IAPC.

Opportune timing for palliative care specialty designation

Canada- CMAJ

It may be a coincidence that palliative care recently came into its own as a subspecialty, but the timing is fortuitous, given the proposed Quebec legislation on medically assisted death and the pending Supreme Court case on euthanasia.

New plan for last days of life

New Zealand- TVNZ

A controversial national health programme giving patients control over their own death has been criticised as “euthanasia in disguise”.

Leading the way in European palliative care


The first Leadership Course of the European Palliative Care Academy got off to a flying start in Cologne in September. Gerrit Frerich and Heather Graham, Coordinating Office, Centre for Palliative Care, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany, explain.

Volunteers still form the backbone of hospice care

UK- Huffington Post

Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Help the Hospices, on the important role of hospice volunteers.

Lifesaving implants complicate end of life care

Boston Globe

Professional societies have issued calls for physicians to address with patients the issue of when to deactivate a defibrillator or pacemaker.

Grief at the office: how to deal with the worst when you still have to work


If you’ve recently experienced the loss of a loved one, here are a few thoughts on how to deal with the worst of what life has to offer while still making it through your 9-to-5.

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin is live-tweeting her father’s death

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin has taken to Twitter to share her experiences and emotions as she spends time with her dying father in hospice care.

Twitter: Live from the deathbed


“Are we sharing too much on social media?” asks Kristi Bruno.

The conspiracy of cancer prognosis


Rick Boulay writes: “How can an oncologist with years of experience fail at perhaps the most important question a patient can ask, ‘How long do I have, Doc?’”

Transitions in paediatric palliative and hospice care

ehospice USA

The Children’s Project on Palliative/Hospice Services (ChiPPS) has released a new edition of its e-journal. It contains a collection of articles focused on transitions in paediatric care.

1 Woman, 650 Kilometres, 15 Days… for 1 great cause

ehospice South Africa

Long-distance marathon runner Antonette Greenaway is taking on her most gruelling marathon and challenge yet – all in aid of Breede River Hospice in Robertson.

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