World Media Roundup – 5 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Tim Beveridge launches Christmas CD for Hospice New Zealand

New Zealand – Scoop
For every sale of Beveridge’s new CD ‘Christmas is’, two thirds of the CD price will be donated to local hospices around the country.

Adopt palliative care in Uganda – health providers

Care providers in the health sector have expressed worry over the declining use of palliative care amongst HIV/AIDS patients.

Rural doctor launches start-up to ease pain of dying patients

US – The California Report
Palliative medicine physician Michael Fratkin is fundraising to set up a new service to provide palliative care through home visits and telemedicine.

Documentary flmmakers take sensitive approach to illness and death

Article on three documentaries on illness and end of life: ‘Life itself’, ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll be me’ and ‘Keep on keepin’ on’.

‘That Dragon, Cancer’ within striking distance of reaching funding goal

Game Politics
With less than eight days to go, the Kickstarter for the computer game That Dragon, Cancer needs a little over $12,000 to be successfully funded.

Make advance care planning routine

GeriPal, Pallimed and AAHPM have all published coinciding blog posts on the need for routine advance care planning in America.

Moments of Life Campaign expands video collection to educate consumers

ehospice USA
Four new educational videos that focus on hospice, advance care planning, grief, and caregiving have been added to the resources available at the “Moments of Life” website.

New hospice playroom brings joy to sick children in Swaziland

ehospice International children’s edition
The Rocking Horse Project, Swaziland’s only children’s palliative care unit has just added a playroom and a play co-ordinator to their project. Denise Morlock reports on the wonderful effect this has had on the children at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini.

In the valley of death: Life without ARVs

ehospice South Africa
As South Africa celebrates 10 years of free HIV treatment, Health-e News Managing Editor Kerry Cullinan reflects on what life was like before antiretrovirals (ARVs).

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