World media roundup – 31 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

ACT five-year palliative care plan welcomed

Australian Ageing Agenda

Palliative Care ACT has welcomed the ACT Government’s five-year plan to improve the development and delivery of palliative care services in the territory but has called for more emphasis on home-based services and support for carers.

Quebec’s end of life care bill clears second reading

Canada- The Globe and Mail

Quebec has reached a new phase in the heart-wrenching debate over whether to allow terminally ill patients to decide when to die.

Appsbar recognizes Advance Care Plan as the App of the Day

Canada- PRWeb

The Advance Care Plan app has earned’s App of the Day award as an example of how any entity, in any industry, can use new mobile technologies for outreach and engagement.

More dying in agony after scrapping of care pathway, leading nurse claims

UK- The Telegraph

A leading nurse has claimed that more terminally ill patients are dying in agony after the English government’s decision to scrap the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Bereavement and a good-enough death

It’s OK to Die

Rea L. Ginsberg writes “We believe the term ‘good death’ is a nod to perfection out of human reach. It is a nod to the impossible. The ‘good death’ is a tree of dreams. The ‘good-enough death’ is what we can reasonably pursue and achieve.”

From San Francisco to Namibia – Father Rick Bauer on spirituality in palliative care

ehospice Africa

Interview with Father Bauer, a specialist in spirituality in palliative care who has spent much of his working life in different parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

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