World Media Roundup – 6 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Hume palliative care services made more accessible for Arab-speaking communities

Australia – Herald Sun

A palliative care community education initiative for Arabic-speaking communities has been launched in Hume.

Palliative care expert provides insight into best practices

Onc Live

A consensus has emerged among oncology practitioners that palliative care should not be seen as end of life care but is best deployed early to help patients and their caregivers manage symptoms throughout the cancer treatment trajectory.

Gather round: understanding how culture frames end of life choices for patients and families

California HealthCare Foundation

When the end of life is near, patients and their families make care decisions that express their culture and values. This research, based on in-depth interviews with families, offers insights for healthcare providers.

Toward ‘A beautiful death’

Kaiser Health News

Interview with Nancy Metcalf, author of the Consumer Reports new guide to end of life planning for families, which offers tips for caregivers and individuals and profiles one man’s “beautiful death” at home.

EAPC Board matters: meeting in Munich

EAPC blog

EAPC Board member Dr David Oliver sums up some of the key matters discussed at the November Board meeting of the European Association for Palliative Care.

Palliative care in paediatrics: Where do you start?

Pallimed blog

In inpatient paediatric palliative care there is one question that often plagues most practitioners: how do we start?

Suffering is in the eyes of the beholder

AAHPM blog

“The degree of any one person’s perceived suffering may not be at all correlated with the intensity of pain in the physical, social or psychological dimensions.”

Sierra Leone: Journalist arrested after questioning official Ebola response

The Guardian

A journalist in Sierra Leone who has criticised the government’s handling of the Ebola outbreak was allegedly beaten then jailed under emergency laws meant to help bring the epidemic under control.

Ebola outbreak: UN ‘lacks resources’ to fight deadly virus

BBC News

The head of the UN mission charged with fighting Ebola in West Africa has told the BBC he does not yet have the resources necessary to defeat it.

UK’s first Macmillan dementia consultant nurse named Nurse of the Year

ehospice UK

A nurse specialist who ensures that patients and carers living with cancer and dementia are supported throughout their cancer journey has been named Nurse of the Year at this year’s Nursing Times Awards.

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