World media roundup – 7 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Getai shows to raise awareness on end of life matters

Singapore- Today Online

Five getai shows are to held island-wide to encourage older Chinese Singaporeans to think and talk about death and dying.

Strategy to improve palliative care for Nova Scotians

Canada – Turo Daily News

The provincial government is releasing a new strategy to help provide Nova Scotians with more choices about how they are cared for as they approach the end of their lives.

A plan for the future is important for end of life care

Irish Examiner

A team of experts at the University College Cork is breaking new ground in helping people decide their end of life care.

‘I don’t want Jenny to think I’m abandoning her’: views on overtreatment

US- Health Affairs

Dr Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, writes about a cancer patient whose oncologist was struggling to give up on experimental treatment.

Medicare hospice payments set to increase; Washington Post ties payment system to lack of care for suffering patients

US- McKnight’s

A troubling proportion of hospices fail to provide skilled nursing care to patients approaching death or who are experiencing a crisis such as increased pain, according to a lengthy Washington Post article published Saturday.

Hospice Foundation of America webinar focuses on youth grief and suicide

PR Newswire

Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Youth Suicide and Grief on 20 May 2014.

Lawmakers propose incentives for end of life planning

Reuters Health

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has introduced a bill which could see seniors paid up to $75 for completing advance directives.

Studying the role of volunteers in palliative care

ehospice Africa

Carolin Loth, a medical PhD student from the University of Bonn in Germany, is in Uganda exploring the role of volunteers in palliative care services. She writes for ehospice about this global study.

A return to Cachar Cancer Centre

ehospice Australia

Having visited last year under the auspices of Pallium India and Australasian Palliative Link International, Sarah Corfe and David Brumley decided to return to Cachar Cancer Centre, in the rural town of Silchar in Assam. This is article is a report of their visit.

Celebrating Hospice Week: 4 – 11 May 2014

ehospice South Africa

Every year during Hospice Week, this year from 4 to 11 May, local hospices organise fundraising and awareness events in their communities.

Busting the myths about hospice palliative care!

ehospice Canada

During National Hospice Palliative Care Week, 4 – 10 May, it’s time to bust some of the most common hospice palliative care myths.

An intolerable burden of care

ehospice International children’s edition

A recent article in the Sunday Tribune, a South African weekly newspaper, takes a deeper look at the unbearable burden of care that led a South African mother living in London to kill her three children suffering with SMA and try to kill herself. The story highlights most poignantly the need for more and better palliative care services around the world.

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