World Media Roundup – 5 September 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Funding won for end of life care study

Herald Scotland

Researchers led by Professor David Clark at Glasgow University have won funding to compare the end of life care provided around the world with a view to improving current practices.

From the diary of a distinctive doctor

The New Indian Express

Dr Cynthia Goh, chairperson of the Asia-Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network, has been in Kerala, sharing her experiences with the volunteers of Pallium India.

Why Canada needs a palliative care strategy

The Huffington Post

Blog by MP Charlie Angus who introduced a motion to establish a pan-Canadian palliative and end of life care strategy to Parliament earlier this year.

Caregivers benefit from immediate versus delayed palliative support

The Oncology Pharmacist

Introducing palliative care services early for caregivers of patients with advanced cancer improves their ability to cope with the caregiving experience, according to results of a new study.

New insights into home-based palliative care

Australian Ageing 

Journalist and author Janene Carey has published a book of narrative non-fiction called ‘A hospital bed at home’, which provides “a deeply moving insight into the personal highs and lows of home-based palliative care.”

Advance care obligations are unmet

Irish Medical Times

Gary Culliton reports on mooted changes that would see legal liability where a valid Advance Healthcare Directives are not followed.

Students show the way

The New Indian Express

In Kozhikode, the members of Students In Palliative Care are planning to celebrate Onam on 6 September with patients at the Institute of Palliative Medicine.

One doctor’s day: Everything comes full circle eventually

Kevin MD

“No matter how many years I have been discussing death I still find myself using poor euphemisms.”

Last orders please …

ehospice Australia

Comedian Joan Rivers who died this week was never likely to go quietly, as her instructions to daughter Melissa show …

Launch of the Namibian Children’s Palliative Care Network

ehospice International children’s edition

The International Children’s Palliative Care Network conducted a ‘training of trainers’ course in Namibia, and ended the week with the launch of the Namibian Children’s Palliative Care Network.

Second training on children’s palliative care in Serbia

ehospice International children’s edition

Following on from a very successful training on children’s palliative care during 2013, a new group of students have been trained in Belgrade, Serbia.

Palliative care organisations work with the media in Uganda

ehospice Africa

The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) is celebrating early successes after engaging with Ugandan media houses to create more and better coverage of palliative care issues.

On being a hospice volunteer and now a patient

ehospice USA

Before her death, Carolyn Crank shared some inspiring thoughts with hospice volunteers in training, knowing they could learn from her experience.

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