World Media Roundup – 4 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Certificate course in palliative care at Yenepoya Nursing College

The Times of India

Yenepoya Nursing College, a constituent college of Yenepoya University, has become a Centre for Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care run by Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC).

Many Americans may get hospice care too late

US – HealthDay

Of the more than 1.5 million patients who received hospice care in the United States in 2013, one-third died within one week of getting it, a new report shows.

Managing cholestatic pruritus in palliative care


Dr Claire Magee, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Coventry Community Specialist Palliative Care Team, UK, on managing pruritus or itch in palliative care patients.

What can bereavement cards tell us about cultural differences in the expression of sympathy?

British Psychological Society – Research Digest

New research explores differences in how sympathy is expressed within two Western countries – America and Germany.

The challenges of pain and suffering

Pallimed blog

“To experience pain and suffering, or watch someone else endure it is excruciating, which is why I for one, am on a lifelong quest to better understand and treat this complex issue.”

Four key lessons from teaching human rights for health

Open Society

Tamar Ezer on lessons learnt about teaching human rights through the Open Society’s work with medical and law schools to develop courses on human rights, patient care and access to medicines.

Fighting an epidemic with hands tied

The New York Times

A host of obstacles stand in the way of anyone who may want to help the Ebola emergency in West Africa, including the lack of a central agency, meaning that often volunteers cannot be placed when and where they are most needed.

Ebola intensifies the struggle to cope with Lassa fever

BBC News

The peak season for Lassa fever in West Africa is about to begin and health workers are warning that they may not have the resources to deal with the disease if cases increase.

Social media push for National Hospice Palliative Care Month

ehospice USA

On 7 November 2014 the US hospice community is being asked to “Take a moment. Make a moment” with the goal of increasing community engagement and awareness using social media.

Getting paediatric experience with PEPA

ehospice Australia

Clinicians from around Queensland were recently involved in a placement with the Paediatric Palliative Care Service in Brisbane under the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) initiative.

Cancer cell fingerprints in the blood may speed up childhood cancer diagnosis

ehospice International children’s edition

A range of childhood cancers could soon be diagnosed using cancer cell fingerprints found in the blood, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference.

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