World Media Roundup – 3 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Taking it all back home: Reflections on the 8th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care


Dr Andrew Olagunju, a lecturer/consultant physician in Nigeria, reflects on learning points from this year’s World Research Congress and how they may impact on his work in Nigeria.

Hospice program uses drug testing to get the right pain management plan for patients

US – MedCity News

A hospice in Ohio provides a pharmacogenetics pain management program for its patients, using testing to determine how well standard pain medications will work for individuals.

CMS updates coding instructions for hospice site of service, principal diagnosis

US – McKnights

A new Medicare hospice manual update includes instructions for which principal diagnosis codes are acceptable, and clarifies which codes should be used for services in a skilled versus non-skilled nursing facility.

Hollywood stars Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon will attend special charity screening of Hollywood film ‘Dracula – Untold’

Ireland – Independent

The first screening of Hollywood film ‘Dracula – Untold’, starring Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon, will be held in Dublin in aid of St Francis’ Hospice, Raheny.

Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke warns of online Nembutal scam

Australia – ABC

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says scam internet sites are using his image to sell the drug Nembutal.

Idiot’s guide to twitter for health professionals – Twitter 101

Palliverse blog

Article about the benfits for heathcare professionals of using Twitter, and how to get started.

Ashya King’s story – is justice being served?

ehospice International children’s edition

ICPCN’s Chief Executive, Joan Marston, responds to the story of Ashya King, a young boy with a brain tumour, and the arrest and detention of his parents by Spanish police.

Urgent funding needed for Little Stars – kids’ stories of life limiting illnesses

ehospice Australia

Article on the funding drive launched by an Australian production house to finish a film on children’s experiences with palliative care in time for it to première an an international cancer conference in Melbourne late this year.

80-year-old man set to travel 10,000 miles across America for East Coast Hospice

ehospice UK

Malcolm Metcalf, who is 80 years young, is setting off later this month to travel 10,000 miles around America by train in order to raise £10,000 for East Coast Hospice in the UK.

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