World media roundup – 4 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative Care 2020: Towards integration of palliative care in an age-friendly EU

EAPC blog

In the past four years, European Union (EU) co-funded IMPACT and EURO-IMPACT projects have worked on spreading and implementing different aspects of the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of palliative care.

Mobile palliative programs give end of life care to homeless

Canada – CTV News

In Toronto, a network of inner-city health physicians are taking part in a new program that takes end of life care to the homeless and vulnerably housed wherever they are situated.

Early palliative care referrals better for cancer patients

US – Oncology Nursing

Involving palliative care teams early in the disease process in the outpatient setting can significantly improve end of life care for cancer patients, a recent study found.

Earth-breaking soon for palliative care centre

Malaysia – The Borneo Post

The Kuching Life Care Society will hold an earth-breaking ceremony for its Palliative Care Centre at Desa Wira, Batu Kawa soon.

Sweden: a role model for elderly care

Global Health Aging

The Global AgeWatch Index ranked Sweden number one for treatment of elderly. Blogger, Martina Lesperance, describes the reasons for this ranking.

Voluntary euthanasia association begins nationwide surgeries

Dutch News

The Dutch association Right To Die is running surgeries throughout the Netherlands to provide information on drawing up a living will, euthanasia and the continuation of medical treatment.

Palliative care project launched in Kozhikode

The Hindu

The government agencies and local bodies including municipal corporations should be ready to include altruistic initiatives such as palliative care programmes in their developmental projects, Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali has said.

Pulling the plug: India left to debate on legalization of euthanasia

India – Business Standard

The debate around euthanasia is one that has left the Indian government cautious as varied opinions voice themselves on the sensitive issue.

How will you die?


From a scientific perspective, we all pretty much die the same way: lack of blood to the brain. But how we get to that last stage varies quite a bit. And in a global sense, it varies depending on where you live and how much money you make.

Nuts and bolts of end of life care


This article explains the “nuts and bolts” of what hospice expects from family carers and what carers can expect from hospice care at home.

101 hospital policies on end of life care

US – Medical Futility blog

In accordance with new state regulations, the Washington Department of Health has posted around 100 hospital policies related to end of life care.

New death certs will omit cause to help families hit by suicide

Ireland – Independent

Death certificates which omit the cause of death are to be introduced by the government in Ireland to limit the suffering of families who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Dying to Know Day events Australia-wide

ehospice Australia

Hundreds of people, community groups, friends and businesses Australia-wide are getting behind Dying to Know Day, to be celebrated this Friday 8 August. The message of the day is simple … don’t be afraid to talk about death.

Oxford students shake their hips for Helen and Douglas House

ehospice International children’s edition

A video made by ‘Out of the Blue’ a group of singing and dancing Oxford Scholars to raise funds for Helen and Douglas House in Oxfordshire, UK, has gone viral.

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