World media roundup – 5 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Colourful life of hospice volunteers in Europe


A new EAPC task force is looking at the unique contribution of volunteers in hospice and palliative care 

Palliative Care at the 67th World Health Assembly

IAHPC Newsletter

Katherine Irene Pettus, IAHPC Advocacy Officer, reflects on the 67th World Health Assembly. 

Why death is too grave to talk about

The Irish Examiner

The only inevitable has preoccupied all cultures and religion, but now in the West we shun it, says Suzanne Harrington. 

Early palliative support for family caregivers reduces depression

Oncology Nurse Advisor

Family members caring for patients with advanced cancer benefit from early initiation of phone-based training and support, according to findings from the ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) III study, presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. 

Doctors reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients

Medical Xpress

Healthcare providers are reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients and their families because they feel uncomfortable broaching the topic or lack time, according to a new study presented at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Taking passion in counseling hospice patients voluntarily

ehospice Kenya

Meet Paul Kiragu, a university student spending his free time as a volunteer at Nyeri Hospice.

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