World media roundup – 6 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

New perspectives on epidemiology and policy for palliative care in the 21st  century


Xavier Gómez-Batiste, Marisa Martínez-Muñoz and Carles Blay, WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care Public Health Programmes, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain, explain the background to their research study that has been selected as Editor’s Choice in the April issue of Palliative Medicine.

More needs to be done for paediatric palliative care: experts

Channel News Asia

Experts in the field of paediatric palliative care in Singapore said they want more to be done for the service, through funding, facilities and training.

Should doctors tell people they’re dying? Why soft-pedalling the grim reality could help patients live longer

National Post – Canada

Canadian Dr Karen Devon and two colleagues have subtly challenged prevailing wisdom, suggesting there are times when complete openness may not be what patients want, when soft-pedalling the grim nature of an illness might be preferable to full disclosure.

Navy veteran dies hours after returning from honor flight trip to DC

FOX News

A Montana veteran died just hours after fulfilling his long-time dream of travelling to Washington, D.C., and visiting the National World War II Memorial.

My terminal illness has an image problem

Australian Erica Ruck calls for greater awareness of and education about pancreatic cancer.

Push for palliative care

New Straits Times

With the rise in patients with chronic diseases in Malaysia, there is a pressing need to expand the service of palliative care and train more specialists for the task.

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