World media roundup – 6 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

About half of heart procedure patients make end of life plans

US – Reuters Health

A new study at one medical centre in the US found that less than half of patients who underwent a risky heart surgery completed an advanced directive to guide their care in the event they could no longer articulate their wishes.

Pallium India meets up with the Lord Mayor of Belfast

Pallium India

Pallium India’s consultant Dr Nandini Vallath recently had an audience with the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nichola Mallon.

A fruitful June: IAHPC represented in Vienna, Rome, Geneva, Liverpool, and Cumbria

IAHPC Newsletter

A report by Katherine Irene Pettus, PhD, on her recent work as Advocacy Officer for Palliative Care and Human Rights for the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care.

International conference on end of life: law, ethics, policy and practice 2014

Phys Org

A line-up of bioethicists, law scholars and legal and health practitioners from around the world will speak at the first international conference on end of life in August, at QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research.

Australia’s ‘Dr Death’ under fire for helping an alleged murderer commit suicide


Article on Australian Philip Nitschke, who is known as ‘Dr Death’ but sees himself as a human rights advocate who connects people with the tools to end their lives on their own terms.

World renowned grief expert releases tips to discover if you’re using sex to cope

PR Web

Grief expert Edy Nathan details five warning signs that sex may be used to cope with grief.

Applications now open for palliative care in Africa small grants programme

ehospice Africa

The African Palliative Care Association and the True Colours Trust have announced that they are now accepting applications for the palliative care development in Africa small grants programme.

Highlighting the work of KidzCan in Zimbabwe

ehospice International children’s edition

This short video has recently been made to highlight the important and often life saving work being done by KidzCan in Zimbabwe.

New phone app helps patients keep time with their medication

ehospice Australia

Hundreds of thousands of Australians who don’t take their heart medicines as prescribed can now better manage their dosage and routine through a new National Heart Foundation smart phone app.

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