World media roundup – 6 November 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Parenting a child with a terminal illness

Ireland- Independent

Ireland’s only hospice for sick and dying children offers support for the whole family, says Edel Coffey.

Hospitals in state may face new disclosure rules

US- Seattle Times 

Proposed new rules for hospitals in Washington, prompted by concerns about religious restrictions on medical services, would require them to post online their policies on end of life care and reproductive-health services.

South Africa: Ambrosini Is wrong about cancer

All Africa

Reply to an article by Mario Ambrosini, which warns that the politician’s article is filled with ‘perilous misconceptions’.

Interview: Maddy French on journalism and palliative care

ehospice Africa

Maddy French is a freelance health journalist and the winner of the 2013 African Palliative Care Association Journalism Awards. 

Cape Town XDR-TB patient leads international campaign

ehospice South Africa

A Cape Town survivor of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has taken her campaign for better access to testing and treatment from her hometown of Khayelitsha to Paris and beyond.

Popularity of biography services grow

ehospice Australia

Biography or life story services are becoming increasingly popular in volunteer palliative care services all over the country. 

Dispelling the myths – introducing children to palliative care

ehospice International Children’s edition

Dr Anthony Herbert, a palliative care paediatrician at Children’s Health Queensland, on the misconceptions around the early introduction of children to palliative care.

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