World media roundup – 4 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care is in need of a lifeline

The Times of India

In India, palliative care is not an essential part of the treatment regimen. But this has to change, say experts, to improve the quality of life even in critical situations.

Mumbai hair stylists create wigs for cancer patients with donated hair

India- mid-day

Hair donation to make wigs for patients afflicted with cancer is gaining momentum, with hair stylists and younger people getting increasingly aware and sensitised to the issue.

Health Scan: Claire Quinn

The Irish Times

Interview with Claire Quinn, head of clinical education and research at LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

Hospice nurse becomes the patient after near death experience

PR Web

Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN is now a motivational speaker and has trademarked and created an End of Life Doula Training Program. The program educates community volunteers to be a resource and support for individuals and their families during this precious time of their life.

Bitter and Sweet: The paradox of living with dying

It’s OK to Die

Darcy Thiel wites a brief summary of her story, published in ‘Bitter and Sweet, A Family’s Journey with Cancer’.

How are children introduced to death?

ehospice Australia

Children are introduced to death at a very young age, often before we realise it. But how should parents discuss such a topic?

Cancer affecting women affects the whole family

ehospice Kenya

When cancer catches up with a woman, the whole family is affected because of her vital role.

Hospice Africa Uganda announces the Nnabageka of Buganda, Lady Sylvia Nagginda, as new Patron

ehospice Africa

Nnabageka of Buganda, Lady Sylvia Nagginda, has accepted the role of Patron of Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU).

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