World media roundup – 7 February 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Experts say palliative care underused in cancer care

Cancer Network

Integrating palliative care earlier in the disease process can improve quality of life and possibly survival for patients with advanced cancer, but its value is widely misunderstood, according to a recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Proposed palliative care centre short of RM4.6 mln

Malaysia- The Borneo Post

Kuching Life Care Society is short of RM4.6 million for its proposed RM6 million Palliative Care Centre – believed to be the first of its kind in the state.

Politics may have paralysed Parliament, it still needs to pass humanitarian law

Times of India

Morphine is neither expensive nor scarce but India’s overly restrictive opioid legislation, which focuses on preventing abuse at the expense of encouraging medical use, means many patients’ cries for pain relief go unheard.

Don’t fear death, rather plan for it

South Africa- The Mercury

Nearly two months since Madiba was laid to rest, Julia Ambler (co-founder of Umduduzi) still finds herself wondering whether he was allowed to “die well”.

More children are developing cancer, but fewer are dying from it

Dana-Farber blog

Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released “Cancer Statistics, 2014,” their annual estimate of new cancers diagnoses and deaths for the year ahead.

Photographer reveals AIDS diagnosis to loved ones while capturing their responses on camera

Huffington Post

For photographer Adrain Chesser’s project titled “I have something to tell you” he posed his friends and family in front of a camera, snapping their portraits moments after telling them about his AIDS diagnosis.

My husband’s things

The New York Times

Joan Marans Dim writes about the emotions associated with going through her husbands belongings, following his death last June.

Our “brave and wonderful” little boy: Charlie’s story

ehospice UK

Karen and Steve Codling write for ehospice about their ‘wonderful little boy’ and his legacy that lives on through the Charlie’s Beach Hut Fund, which supports families of children with life-limiting illnesses.

Children at the bedside of a dying family member or friend

ehospice Canada

When a family member or friend is dying, many parents struggle with how much of the dying process they should allow their children to witness.

CPR, NFR and Palliative Care

ehospice Australia

The following article is from author and lecturer of Enrolled Nursing at Brisbane TAFE, Mr Mark Downey.

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