World media roundup – 5 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Shun political differences, pass law on opioids for patients: Doctors

Times of India

Doctors across the country have urged parties to set aside their differences to pass the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances NDPS (Amendment) Bill, for the sake of millions suffering from unbearable pain.

European Cancer Patient’s Bill of Rights unveiled

Cancer Research UK

A bill of rights has been unveiled that aims to address the differences in care received by cancer patients across Europe.

Consumer devices deliver telehealth in the home

Pulse IT

Flinders University is trialling consumer-grade technologies such as the iPad and Fitbit devices as part of a project that is testing the remote provision of palliative care, aged care and rehabilitation therapies for older people at home.

Palliative care docs face ‘friendly fire’

MedPage Today

It’s healthcare providers who are most likely to formally accuse other providers of “murder” and “euthanasia” related to palliative care, according to psychiatrist Lewis M. Cohen, MD. 

Michael Schumacher: Coma challenges

BBC News

As doctors continue their efforts to bring Michael Schumacher out of his coma, it will be a stressful and frightening period for close relatives watching his recovery.

We need to focus on being with our patients

ONS Connect Blog

I have learned through the years that many times it is our presence and listening ears that mean more to our patients than anything else we can say or do.

Zimbabwean Hospice inspires end of life conversation in America

ehospice Africa

Suzanne B. O’Brien, a Hospice and Oncology Nurse in New York, has recently returned from a trip to Zimbabwe inspired to start a conversation about death and end of life planning.

Organisations sign declaration against cancer

ehospice Kenya

In celebration of this year’s World Cancer Day, public and private corporates signed a declaration against cancer in Nairobi.

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer marks World Cancer Day with a series of videos

ehospice Canada

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer marked World Cancer Day and raised the profile of important issues around cancer control in Canada with a series of video vignettes that “bust” cancer myths.

Global Atlas coverage

90% of people in need of palliative care don’t get it: Report

The Times of India

First ever Global Atlas identifies unmet need for Palliative Care

Vibe Ghana

St Giles Hospice showcased in global guide to palliative care

Tamworth Herald

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