World media roundup – 30 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

EAPC Board matters


Dr David Oliver, Board member of the European Association for Palliative Care, explains some of the key issues that were discussed at the recent EAPC board meeting.

Bringing the humanistic approach to palliative care: from diagnosis and throughout disease course

The ASCO Post

Interview with Teresa A. Gilewski, who has written, produced, and directed four films focusing on humanistic care and created the Art of Medicine lecture series at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Where next for funerals?

International Longevity Centre UK – Guest Blog

Dr Kate Woodthorpe from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath, reflects on how to elevate funerals up the social and political agenda.

Death isn’t taboo, we’re just not encouraged to talk about it

The Conversation

John Troyer from the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath argues that death is not a taboo.

People living with HIV in the UK still have impaired health-related quality of life


People living with HIV in the UK have poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL) compared to individuals in the general population, according to new research.

Adolescents and young adults with cancer confront unique challenges

ONS Connect Blog

Cancers occurring in adolescents (ages 15 to 19 years) and young adults (ages 20 to 39 years) are associated with a unique set of issues.

It’s not my fault! Grief and the fear of failure

It’s OK to Die

“Crude self-examination is always an aftermath of loss,” writes Rea L. Ginsberg.

“Eye-opening” training for professional nurses on paediatric palliative care

ehospice International Children’s edition

For the very first time, 16 professional nurses completing a year-long diploma in paediatrics at the University of the Free State’s School of Nursing in South Africa got to attend a two-day workshop on paediatric palliative care.

Mapping the course for quality end of life care

ehospice Australia

Specialist palliative care services around Australia are being called upon to participate in a landmark survey that aims to map the provision of palliative care and advance care planning services nationally for the first time.

Introducing cancer pain management to Jalandhar city

ehospice India

Jalandhar is in the state of Punjab which has a high incidence of cancer. This programme addressed the need to create greater awareness about prevention, early detection and management of all aspects of cancer care.

HPCA Conference 2014 – abstract submission deadline extended

ehospice South Africa

The deadline for abstract submissions for the Hospice Palliative Care Association conference has now been extended to the 7 May 2014.

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