World media roundup – 6 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Health minister underlines importance of palliative care

Malta Today

Health Minister Godfrey Farrugia highlighted the increasing need for palliative care, while speaking at Hospice Malta’s biennial conference.

Prince William, Kate Middleton will visit Manly on their three-week trip to Australia and New Zealand

Australia- The Telegraph

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the children’s hospice Bear Cottage on their visit to Australia in April.

Hospice threatened with closure in two weeks over debts

Greece- TO BHMA 

With over 8 million euros in unpaid bills, a hospice in Greece faces closure, while the hospice’s employees have not been paid in eight months.

Rear Admiral’s suicide highlights medical crisis

The Moscow Times

Moscow’s head oncologist, Anatoly Makhson calls the situation with palliative care in Russia “catastrophic.”

Helping children in palliative care

New Zealand- Scoop

The Harcourts Foundation is supporting the Guardian Angels Charitable Trust, which aims to minimise financial stressors for families with babies, children and young people who have been referred to the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at Starship Hospital.

Defining the subtleties of grief

Chicago Tribune

The subtle distinction between acute grief and major depression, which is often difficult to make, is at the heart of a long-running and contentious debate in the psychiatric world.

Alzheimer’s disease may be number three killer disease in US

US- Bloomberg

Alzheimer’s may be the nation’s third-most deadly killer, according to a study that suggests many more Americans die from the disease than is known.

People with HIV more likely to die after diagnosis of many common cancers in US


People with HIV are more likely to die from many common cancers than the rest of the US population, according to a large US comparative study.

Palliative care champions across Africa to be trained

ehospice Africa

Dr James Cleary, director of the Pain and Policy Studies Group at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, will collaborate with the African Palliative Care Association to train in-country champions who will improve access to medications needed to relieve cancer pain.

CHPCA proud to announce partnership with the CASC

ehospice Canada

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).

Psychological resilience: bouncing back from stressful situations

ehospice UK

As part of his PhD research at City University London, Antonio Pangallo is developing a way of measuring psychological resilience among palliative care workers. Here he writes for ehospice about resilience and the factors that can affect how well we ‘bounce back’ from adversity.

Change Day 2014: Doing something better together!

ehospice Australia

Australian Change Day encourages all those in the health and social services arena to make a pledge to improve their life or the lives of those around them in some way, shape or form.

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