Daily News Roundup – 3 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Robert Downey Jr. announces charity contest for trip to Age of Ultron premiere

Entertainment Weekly
Fans have the chance to attend ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Iron Man himself after Robert Downey Jr. announced a contest which will raise money for Julia’s House children’s hospice.

Surrey patients challenge hospice misconceptions

ITV News
In a new video launched by Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, patients have spoken out to challenge people’s misconceptions of what a hospice is really like.

Is it time to change our approach to end of life education in undergraduate nursing?

BMJ Blog
Blog by Dr Claire Lewis from Queens University Belfast ahead of tomorrow’s Twitter chat on end of life education in undergraduate nursing.

Norfolk nurse sees ‘slow progress’ in Ethiopian palliative care

Nursing Times [Registration required]
A twinning arrangement between palliative care specialists in Norfolk and hospices in Ethiopia is starting to make progress in the Africa country, according to a nurse involved with the scheme.

How the digital age has changed our approach to death and grief

The Conversation
Tony Walter, Professor of Death Studies at University of Bath, on how technology had changed how we deal with death and grief.

Neonatal palliative care – awareness week in Portugal

ehospice International children’s edition
Dr Joana Mendes reports on very productive and well-received multi-professional training in neonatal palliative care that recently took place in Portugal.

PatchSA documentary: beginnings & endings

ehospice South Africa
This documentary explores the experiences of Cape Town based families and professionals involved in the care of neonates with a life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

Pioneering the palliative care needs assessment non-communicable diseases frontier in Africa

ehospice Africa
The UN’s High Level Meeting on NCDs in 2011, led to increasing recognition that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – particularly the four key disease groups of cardio-vascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes.