World Media Roundup – 9 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

‘Conditional candour’ and ‘knowing me’: an interpretive description study on patient preferences for physician behaviours during end of life communication

BMJ Open

Report on a Canadian study which aimed to understand patients’ preferences for physician behaviours during end of life communication.

CMS: Nurse shortage means hospices can keep using contracted workers

US – McKnight’s

Hospices can continue to rely on contract nurses because an ongoing nurse shortage is preventing providers from meeting their staffing needs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a recent memorandum to state survey agencies.

40 works of art for Hospice Malta’s 25th anniversary exhibition

Malta Independent

An art exhibition is one of a series of events being organised by Hospice Malta as part of its celebrations to commemorate 25 years of campaigning, awareness and care.

Euthanasia in Canada: survey shows overwhelming support for assisted dying

Canada – Huffington Post

An overwhelming majority of Canadians surveyed in an online poll support assisted dying for those suffering from a terminal illness that results in “unbearable suffering,” a pro-euthanasia group said Wednesday, ahead of a Supreme Court of Canada hearing on the controversial issue.

Ebola still rampant in three African countries, death toll near 4,000 – WHO


The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed 3,879 people out of 8,033 cases by the end of 5 October, with no evidence that the epidemic was being brought under control in West Africa, the World Health Organization has said.

When treating seriously ill patients, learn to suppress The Look


“The Look happens in that fraction of a second when a doctor first learns something bad and by grimace, sideways glance, sigh or gesture, signals that the patient is in deep trouble.”

How Nigeria contained the Ebola virus

Nigeria – AllAfrica

So many questions have been asked since Nigeria was last week declared Ebola Virus Disease-free by the World Health Organisation and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ebola crisis: global response has ‘failed miserably’, says World Bank chief

The Guardian

The president of the World Bank, Jim Kim, said that the international community had “failed miserably” in its response to the Ebola virus.

A new look for Palliative Care Australia

ehospice Australia

Palliative Care Australia is excited to reveal its new logo with the announcement that state and territory palliative care organisations will unite under common branding from today.

Measuring people’s perception of the risk of Alzheimer’s

ehospice Australia

Alzheimer’s … an old person’s disease? Not necessarily say Australian researchers who are undertaking a study to help people of all ages evaluate their perception of their risk of Alzheimer’s.

Nursing crisis threatens care of dying people

ehospice UK

The care of people who are dying could be put at risk due to a growing recruitment crisis, according to a new report published today by the National Council for Palliative Care.

Patient story: years of sorrow

ehospice South Africa

Years of sorrow, loneliness and pain are hidden somewhere deep in her soul. Not hidden but reflected in her blue eyes, is the compassion and unconditional love this 90-year old has for the world and for those “worse off than her”.

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