World media roundup- 9 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Health Matters: Medicine’s Growing Spirituality

US- Wall Street Journal

In a health crisis, patients and families may turn to a member of the hospital staff who offers help beyond the physical aspects of medical treatment: the chaplain.

End of life care in gynaecological cancer

International- ecancer TV

Dr Johan Menten of the University of Lueven, Belgium talks to ecancer at the 2013 ESGO meeting about the clinical aspects of end of life care in gynaecological cancer.

‘Best place to grow old’ faces challenges

Sweden- Al Jazeera

Sweden has been ranked as the best place for older people to live, but soon there might be nobody to look after them.

Never ‘do nothing’ at end of life

US- Hospitalist News

Dr. A. Maria Hester writes about the importance of considering a patient’s family when planning end of life care.

The Business Of Dying: Searching For Place To Die

US- NW News Network

The story of Norma Chaty, a patient, about navigating the complex US medical system at the end of her life.

Zero New Infections, Zero Deaths, and Zero Discrimination

Swaziland- The Swazi Observer

Swaziland Hospice at Home commemorates World AIDS Day.

Indian Cancer Congress calls for change in narcotic regulations in India

India: The Indian Express

The 1st Indian Cancer Congress (ICC), which was held in New Delhi recently, discussed the need for changing the narcotic regulations in India, which is preventing easy access to pain relieving medications to thousands of cancer patients.

How surprisingly cheerful pediatric hospices help sick children enjoy the last days of their short lives

Canada- National Post

Reporter Tom Blackwell writes about his visit to the newly opened Emily’s House children’s hospice in Toronto.

Humanity in need: As funds dry, historic hospice needs help

Pakistan- The Express Tribune

Saint Joseph’s Hospice in Rawalpindi has been in dire financial straits ever since foreign donors started packing up and leaving the country after 9/11. The decline in foreign donations since then has left the care facility on the brink of closure.

Kate Sings Nursery Rhymes During Visit to Children’s Hospice

UK- People Premium

The Duchess of Cambridge sings to children during her visit to Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton, on the western outskirts of London.

Doctor Helps Grandma Die to Avoid Feeding Tube

Japan- Bloomberg

A doctor speaks out against the use of feeding tubes to keep elderly people alive in Japan. 

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