World Media Roundup – 9 December 2014

Categories: In The Media.

APHN hopes to hear your opinion and make your membership experience better

The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network has launched a survey to gether feedback from its members.

Palliative care as an integral part of health care – recent progress in India

IAHPC Newsletter
Dr Nandini Vallath and Dr MR Rajagopal provide an update on recent policy changes in India.

Advocacy highlights

IAHPC Newsletter
Dr Katherine Pettus, IAHPC Advocacy Officer, describes some recent initiatives.

Toolkit for the development of palliative care in the community

IAHPC Newsletter
Prof Scott A Murray on the recently published EAPC toolkit on developing palliative care in the community.

74% support giving terminally ill patients greater end of life control

US – Forbes
New report findings indicate a surge of public support for giving terminally ill patients greater control of their end of life care.

Dying in America: report sets off discussion in Annals of Internal Medicine

The Washington Post
On Tuesday the Annals of Internal Medicine is publishing four commentaries touching on the issues raised in the report from the Institute of Medicine on “Dying in America.”

End of life care at the end of the road

Australia – ABC Open
Blog on accessing healthcare outside the capital cities.

Why some doctors struggle with the end of life

Huffington Post
“It seems that everywhere we look today new conversations about death and dying are occurring – everywhere, that is, except between doctors and their patients.”

Incompatible with life

ICPCB Blog
“Avoiding the label of ‘incompatible with life’ and introducing a family to a ‘life limiting illness’ can redirect a conversation and will highlight the true meaning of individualised, dignified, and comfort care,” writes Lanise Shortell.

The progress of paediatric palliative care

Little Stars blog
Guest blog by Sister Frances Dominica who writes: “The development of paediatric palliative care and its gradual spread across all continents seeks to address that experience of isolation.”

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone case number surpasses Liberia

BBC News
Sierra Leone has overtaken neighbouring Liberia as the country with the highest number of Ebola cases, the latest World Health Organization figures suggest.

What is acceptable terminology for opioids?

ehospice Australia
Last week’s World Cancer Congress in Melbourne heard several speakers discuss the availability – or otherwise – of opioids for pain relief.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Austria’s first ever children’s hospice

ehospice International children’s edition
A groundbreaking ceremony took place last month for the building of the very first hospice for children and young adults in Austria.

Essential medicines not available in Gauteng South Africa

ehospice Africa
The Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP) has called for immediate action by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to avert crisis for thousands of patients as a spike in unaddressed medicine hits the region.

Certification for Hospice Medical Directors

ehospice USA
Application cycle is open for the Hospice Medical Director Certification Exam.