World media roundup 8 October 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Health authority, group promote hospice care in Taiwan
Taiwan- Focus Taiwan

The Ministry of Health and Welfare recognized seven hospitals in Taiwan on Friday for their contributions to promoting palliative and hospice care, ahead of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on 12 October 2013.

Researchers aiming to improve quality of end of life care
Australia- Expert Guide

The University of Newcastle has been awarded $495,306 to investigate patients’ preferences in relation to end of life care.

Rural hospice: ‘there’s a need for sustainable funding’
US- Ottawa Community News

As part of a series about hospice palliative care in Ottawa, this article focuses on a new program which aims to change how palliative care is delivered and funded across the region.

State Labor in retreat on hospice funding cut
Australia – The Australian

The South Australian Health Minister has announced that $1 million funding for palliative care will be extended for 12 months, until after the next state election in March, following a petition against the government’s cuts to funding.

Hospice and palliative medicine visionaries: how they inspire others
US- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine blog

Physicians, nurses, researchers, advocates and even a past president of the United States were voted the top 30 Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine celebrates 25 years of serving the profession.

Kildare doctors advise planning ahead for what is inevitable
Ireland- Leinster Leader

A new regional initiative is to be launched in Ireland based on ‘Think Ahead’, an innovative end of life planning tool for people who wish to organise their affairs.

Strengthening African health systems through palliative care
ehospice Africa

Often misunderstood as care only for patients at the end of their life, the diversity and breadth of what palliative care can offer African health systems can regularly be overlooked.

Welcome to Hospice Care Week 2013: Have you taken the “Count me in!” pledge?
ehospice UK

This week is Hospice Care Week in the UK and as part of the awareness-raising activities, charity Help the Hospices is asking people to take a ‘Count me in!’ pledge to tell five new people why hospice care counts.

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