World media roundup – 7 March 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Guidelines aim to help end of life oversight

US- EMS World

A physician and a law professor aim to develop ethical guidelines for hospice workers throughout the US on when to report suspicions of assisted suicide.

Myths about palliative care persist among immigrants

US- India West

Major misperceptions about palliative and hospice care persist in immigrant communities in the US, including the Indian American community, according to palliative care health professionals.

Why college students are dying to get into ‘death classes’

US- The Wall Street Journal

Thousands of college courses on dying and mortality are being held nationwide in the US—and teaching lessons about life.

Staff from Blurton’s Dougie Mac hospice go on fact finding mission to Big Apple

UK- The Stoke Sentinel

Staff from the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in the UK have visited New York to research how people with cancer can improve their body self-image.

The town where everyone talks about death

US- npr

In La Crosse, Wisconsin, you’re unusual if you don’t have a plan for your death. Some 96% of people who die in La Crosse have an advance directive or similar documentation.

The societal problem of opioid addiction


Dr Albert Fuchs discusses his observations on opioid prescription in the US and calls for advice on the issue from pain specialists.

Hospice and palliative care in Uganda

Out of the Pharmacy Classroom and Into Africa blog

University Professor KarenBeth Bohan writes about her visit to Uganda and Hospice Africa Uganda in Kampala.

2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care – a good reason to be in Rome this November

International Children’s edition 

The 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care – A Global Gathering, is set to take place in Rome, Italy from 19 – 21 November 2014. Abstract submission deadline is 15 June.

Addressing priority cancer control gaps with and for First Peoples

ehospice Canada

First time collaborations to improve the cancer experience for patients in rural, remote and isolated communities.

Disaster response: where does palliative care fit in?

ehospice Canada

Interview with hospice care providers and administrators in Calgary, Alberta, about their experiences in the June 2013 floods that ravaged that city and the surrounding region.

Branding 101: The business of palliative care

ehospice Australia

‘Branding’ is currently a key topic of conversation around the Board table of many of Australia’s largest not-for-profit organisations.

International Women’s Day: Professor Colleen Cartwright

ehospice Australia

Interview with Professor Cartwright, Director of Aged Services Learning and Research Collaboration (ASLaRC) at Southern Cross University, about how she got into the industry and what advice she has for women aspiring to make a career for themselves in the palliative and aged care sectors.

International Women’s Day: Dr Kate Granger

ehospice UK

Interview with Dr Kate Granger, an elderly medicine registrar in Yorkshire who is living with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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