World media roundup – 30 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Russia: “If you want to find god, then go to the children’s hospice”

Russia- Aleteia

The first ever hospice in Russia for children with terminal illnesses is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Cancer hospital focuses on palliative care

Times of India

The Government Cancer Hospital in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, is to reserve five beds for terminally ill cancer patients so that they can receive palliative care.

IPPF and LDI – two major global developments

India- Pallium India

Dr Rajagopal, chairman of Pallium India, writes about the International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF) and the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI), two major developments in the global palliative care scene in the recent years.

Hispanics overcoming barriers to elders’ end of life care

US- New America Media

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), less than 10% of Latinos use hospice services.

FDA shift on painkillers was years in the making

US- New York Times

Article on the recent recommendations by the Food and Drug Administration on tightening how doctors prescribed the most commonly used narcotic painkillers.

Unique study explores patient experience of clinical trials

UK- Marie Curie blog

Dr Annmarie Nelson, deputy director of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, Cardiff, writes about their research into the experiences of patients taking part in studies, especially clinical trials of drugs.

Dispelling the myths – Introducing children to palliative care

ehospice Australia

Dr Anthony Herbert, a palliative care paediatrician at Children’s Health Queensland, writes about the misconceptions around the early introduction of children to palliative care.

Post-traumatic stress and growth: Unexpected late side effects of cancer

ehospice Canada

One of the more seldom seen but important late side effects of cancer and its treatments is the development of severe distress. This is very similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and is called past-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS).

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