World media roundup – 31 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Pallium India launches palliative care information centre

Pallium India

Pallium India is launching a palliative care information centre on 1 August to provide information on palliative care and the establishments where such facilities are available in India.

EAPC features in international intellectual disability conference

EAPC blog

Draft EAPC Norms for Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disability were presented in a round table session at the Fourth International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability Europe Congress earlier this month.

CCCC launches national consulting service for Advance Care Planning

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) has launched a nationwide Advance Care Planning Consulting Service for healthcare providers in America.

Disparities in access to palliative care

US – Health Affairs Blog

Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare have been well documented among minority groups with respect to access to care, receipt of care and quality of care. However, little is known about disparities in access to and use of specialty palliative care.

Relationships and illness

Final Fling blog

Blog about relationships and illness, and a film made by UK charity Rosetta Life of one personal story about marital breakdown, within the context of life-limiting illness.

Why are hospice names so odd?

Changing the Way We Die

In the USA, as competition heats up, hospices rebrand to stand out as the most soothing and customer-friendly among many providers. That is, they skirt the whole death thing.

Chronic medical conditions can shorten seniors’ lives: study

HealthDay News

The more chronic medical conditions people have at retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy may be, a new study claims.

Pacemakers common for those with dementia and irregular heartbeats

HealthDay News

People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more likely to get a pacemaker than people without dementia, new research has found.

A new resource about Parkinson’s

The New York Times – The New Old Age blog

A new website called Partners in Parkinson’s offers information on the disease and its symptoms, explains how patients and caregivers can better cope with its effects, and provides sources of medical and other help.

Can Village Ambulances help to deliver palliative care?

ehospice Africa

‘Pulse Village Ambulance’ already have over 200 ambulances deployed across Uganda. Steve Hynd, the editor of the Africa edition of ehospice, recently met up with their Managing Director to discuss how these innovative healthcare solutions could impact on palliative care service delivery.

Skills for difficult conversations

ehospice Australia

Arnold, Professor of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, delivered the Palliative Care Victoria Conference’s first keynote address on dealing with difficult conversations.

Decision Assist – new program to enhance palliative care for older Australians

ehospice Australia

Health professionals and aged care staff working in residential and home care aged services can now access Decision Assist, a new program to improve their capacity to deliver palliative care to their older residents, clients or patients.

Local hospitals easing restrictions on visiting hours

ehospice Canada

Local hospitals are moving away from strict visiting hours, recognizing the importance of families in helping patients get better.

Harnessing social media to enhance hospice care #learnhospice

ehospice UK

Help the Hospices recently held a master class on how social media can increase opportunities for ‘connected care’ by staff, patients, volunteers and the wider community. Jean Hindmarch reflects on the day for ehospice.

Caregiving 101

ehospice USA

A former hospice professional shares her experience when she was suddenly thrust into the role as a family caregiver.

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