World Media Roundup – 5 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Most Czechs wish to die at home but end up in institutions

Radio Prague

Marek Uhlíř, the head of the largest hospice civic association in the Czech Republic, Cesta Domů, says Czechs don’t die the way they would like to mainly because they don’t know how to talk about dying.

One in five suicides in India is due to chronic illness

The Times of India

“After family problems, terminal illness is one of the biggest reasons for people to take the extreme step,” says P V Sankaranarayanan, a counsellor at suicide prevention organisation SNEHA.

Kin often hint at withdrawal of medication

The Times of India

Even as the Supreme Court has invited states to deliberate on ‘passive euthanasia’, doctors say the practice prevails but is not spoken of.

End of life care: how terminally ill kids and their parents can plan for a better death

The Conversation

“Children, like adults, are likely to benefit from being involved in the advance care planning process, and children as young as ten have shown capability in end of life planning similar to their adult counterparts.”

Survivorship care synonymous with palliative care

The Oncology Report

Palliative care is, or should, be an integral part of cancer therapies from the outset, say experts in the care of cancer survivors.

Ebola in Africa: This is how much of the continent is really affected

The Independent

British chemist Anthony England has created a map of Africa for the “geographically challenged”, which clearly highlights the three West African countries severely affected by Ebola.

Ebola: How one village road separates the dying from the living

BBC News

One village in Sierra Leone, too remote to receive help from the authorities, is dealing with Ebola by keeping the dying on one side of the main road, and the living on the other.

New Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone raises fears of new infection chain

The Guardian

A fresh outbreak of Ebola in a part of Sierra Leone where the virus was thought to have been contained has raised fears of a new, uncontrolled infection chain that could send the death toll soaring.

High honour for leading Australian palliative care researcher

ehospice Australia

Flinders University’s Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services David Currow, has won the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) 2015 award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Palliative Care.