World media roundup – 7 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Chaplain Dan Haley’s house of forgiveness

Canada- The Star

As Canada’s prisoners are rapidly ageing, a Peterborough chaplain offers a controversial service: a home where ex-offenders can go to die.

Palliative care research: Professor Jane Seymour wins lifetime achievement award


Professor Jane Seymour, Sue Ryder Care Professor of Palliative and End of Life Studies, talks to Professor Sheila Payne, President of the EAPC, about her career in palliative care research and her reaction to winning the International Journal of Palliative Nursing Lifetime Achievement Award.

Helping patients help themselves

Canada- Cancer View Digest

Dr Sandy Buchman, physician at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, lays out the principles of good palliative care, and the top seven things physicians, patients and their families should know that they probably don’t.

Cultural sensitivities to dying in Australia

Australia- SBS

Groups helping individuals cope with a loved one approaching death say consideration of cultural sensitivities is of crucial importance.

Family medicine fellow explores diverse end of life care dialogues

US- University of Buffalo

Inspired by personal experience, Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah, PhD, research fellow in family medicine, plans to further her study of cultural and communication barriers that affect planning ahead for end of life care.

Kate, our new Queen of Hearts: How the Duchess has made sick children her deeply personal mission Down Under 

Daily Mail

The Duchess of Cambridge will use the Royal tour of New Zealand and Australia to champion the cause closest to her heart – the children’s hospice movement.

New documentary opens conversation about death

Canada- The Globe and Mail

The Trouble with Dying is a new thought-provoking new documentary about assisted suicide.

The CHPCA urges all Canadians to recognise and support family caregivers

ehospice Canada

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, in partnership with We Care Home Health Services, recognised the dedication and devotion of all family caregivers on National Caregiver Day – 5 April 2014.

Training on palliative care for doctors and nurses working at Mbeya Consultant Hospital in Tanzania

ehospice Africa

Tanzania National Nurses Association (TANNA) at Mbeya Consultant Hospital is due to conduct a capacity building training on basic palliative care among doctors and nurses working at Mbeya Consultant Hospital.

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