World media roundup – 5 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

#MyPalliativeCareMoment Twitter Contest

Palliative in Practice

All this week, the Palliative in Practice blog is posting videos of people sharing their stories of how they got involved in palliative care.

Celebrating 25 years of the EAPC: Remembering Professor Geoffrey Hanks

EAPC blog

Franco De Conno and Heidi Blumhuber share memories of Geoffrey Hanks, founding member and a former president of the EAPC.

Short hospice stays may mean lack of awareness, as NHPCO launches first national campaign

US- Life Matters Media

Despite the growing number of Americans seeking end of life care, the number of short stays in hospice is troublesome, and a sign that caregivers and the hospice industry see as a major lack of awareness about a key service for the dying.

New partnership brings clinical education to palliative care clinicians and organizations

US- PR Web

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice Education Network have launched a number of new online learning courses.

Communication training: is simulation enough?


Commentary on a recent paper in JAMA about palliative care communication.

Planning for Jewish end of life care

US- UJA-Federation of New York

A web-based resource initiative called the Center for Jewish End of Life Care aims to increase awareness and understanding of end of life care in the Jewish community and provide support and assistance to families.

NDPS (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament

ehospice India

The Winter Session of Parliament, which begins on 5 December 2013, will see the consideration of the long awaited Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, which if passed will make opioids available and accessible throughout the country.

Palliative care in advanced prostate cancer

ehospice Kenya

Dr Zipporah Ali recently had a interview on ecancer tv about advance prostate cancer and the care needed for such patients.

Update: 10 year old Ugandan care giver back to school thanks to hospice

ehospice Africa

Hospice Tororo in Uganda provides ehospice with an update on what has happened to a 10 year old caregiver since her mother’s death in August.

Government of Canada launches the new caregivers portal on

ehospice Canada

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today the launch of the new caregivers portal on, a central source of information for seniors, their families and caregivers.

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