World Media Roundup – 4 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice Friendly Hospitals in Ireland – taking stock of an innovative programme

End of life studies blog

Article about the the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme in Ireland an a recent analysis of the programme.

Advice on choosing a quality hospice


The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has published a free worksheet to help patients and families to choose a hospice.

New CAHPS survey on hospice in the works

US – Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is creating a survey for family members and close friends of patients who died in hospice care to assess the experiences the patient had during the care.

Euthanasia in Africa: could South Africa’s constitutional court legalise It?

AFK Insider

Article on the debate playing itself out in South Africa over the legality of euthanasia and the right to end life on one’s own terms.

The state of palliative oncology care in the US

Anesthesiology News

A panel of experts discuss palliative care and whether barriers still exist that make the implementation of current guidelines and recommendations unrealistic.

Google wants to cure death with a new website

Tech Times

Calico, Google’s new company launched in September, intends to gain better understanding of the human lifespan through research on illness and ageing.

Tales of the dead come back: how modern medicine is reinventing death

National Geographic

Interview with Judy Bachrach on her new book ‘Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and Science of Life After Death’.

Set free: thank you for the freedom to care for this sick patient

Kevin MD

“Thank you for trusting me when you didn’t want to trust a doctor. Thank you for letting me help you stay at home and live out your last days as you wanted them to be.”

Caring for a loved one at home – to the end

ehospice Australia

Can ordinary people without a medical or nursing background care for a terminally ill relative at home right to the end? Adelaide-based Peter King says very definitely ‘yes’.

MSF on ebola outbreak in West Africa: “little more than palliative care is offered”

ehospice Africa

The International President of Médecins Sans Frontières has told UN member states that there was ‘little more than palliative care’ in response to the latest ebola crisis and that infected bodies are being left in the street to rot in Sierra Leone.

Improving Access to Integrated Palliative Care, a free webinar

ehospice USA

On 10 September the National Institute for Health Care Management is offering a free webinar on improving access to integrated palliative care.

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