World Media Roundup – 9 January 2015

Categories: In The Media.

2015 Asia Pacific Palliative and Hospice Care event schedule

APHN
The 2015 schedule of Palliative Care Events in the Asia Pacific region will be updated monthly on our website under the section “Events“. If you know of any palliative care event or workshops not listed in our schedule, please email aphn@aphn.org

Letting go

Slate
Gradual withdrawal of care may make end of life decisions easier.

Let’s talk about prognosis

GeriPal
“GeriPal’s very own Alex Smith recently gave a “Ted-like” talk in which he made the statement that “prognosis needs to be a part of everyday medical care.” Unfortunately, as he so eloquently states in the video (which can be watched here), it isn’t always taken into account.”

Ebola death toll rises in West Africa while Americans’ interest wanes

CBS News
Although it’s largely dropped out of the headlines in the USA, the Ebola outbreak continues to ravage West Africa.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to take on six-day ultramarathon

The Telegraph
Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to take on “the toughest footrace on Earth” – the Marathon des Sables in Morocco – this year in a bid to raise £2.5 million for Marie Curie and become the oldest Briton ever to complete the race.

Practitioners from the Czech Republic trained in children’s palliative care

ehospice International children’s edition
In December 2014 the International Children’s Palliative Care Network conducted a three-day introduction course in children’s palliative care for healthcare practitioners from the Czech Republic.

Volunteer emergency bikers to support Bluebell Wood

ehospice UK
A team of volunteer motorcyclists are helping Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice with emergency deliveries of bloods and medications.

Couple finds wedded bliss in final months together

ehospice USA
Hospice focuses on the unique needs of the patients and families they serve, and this often goes beyond “conventional” healthcare as this story from Michigan shows.