World Media Roundup – 30 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Why palliative care should come sooner than end of life

Canada – The Globe and Mail

“If your physician offers to connect you or a family member with a palliative care team, take them up on it. It will provide you with a support system to guide you through the complexities of living with a serious illness and it will not shorten survival – it may even prolong it.”

Whose costs are saved when palliative care saves costs?

US – Health Affairs Blog

“Palliative care can make enormous contributions to healthcare value because by improving patient- and family-centred outcomes, it leads directly to reduced costs, for both payers and providers.”

Reflective supervision is essential for social workers in palliative care

UK – The Guardian – Social Care Network

“Compassion fatigue is a risk and resilience is important for practitioners working in end of life care,” writes Marie Price, senior lecturer in social work.

Elderly with complicated grief benefit from targeted program, study says

US – McKnight’s

Complicated grief is an under-recognised problem in the elderly, but a specific treatment can help, a new study says.

The conundrum of energy and fatigue


“Although the body behaves differently at the end of life, recognising what the new normal is will lead to less disappointment and frustration, and ultimately to better quality of life.”

Differentiating Dementias

ehospice USA

According to NHPCO’s latest Facts and Figures, dementia is now the second most common non-cancer diagnosis served by hospice. An understanding of different forms of dementia can be valuable to care providers.

Paediatric palliative care forges ahead in Malaysia since royal visit in 2012

ehospice International children’s edition

Dr Chong Lee Ai reports on the progress made in children’s palliative care since HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visited Hospis Malaysia in 2012 and the recent training held in the country.

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