World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 16 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

MPs question compassionate nursing in end of life care

UK – Nursing Times

End of life experts have reinforced the importance of values-based recruitment for student nurses to ensure they deliver care in a compassionate way, but claimed this quality can later be “destroyed” in the workplace.

Bolton Hospice opens new cancer support centre

UK – This Is Lancashire

A new cancer support service centre has been opened at Bolton Hospice. The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support service is up and running at Giles House on Chorley New Road.

Hospice in the High Peak to help dying spend last days at home

UK – Buxton Advertiser

Blythe House Hospice is rolling out a two-year pilot scheme to allow seriously-ill patients to spend the last days of their lives at home.

Seeking comfort in his final days

US – Albuquerque Journal

Palliative care, one of the fastest growing trends in the health field, provides patients with pain relief, manages symptoms and stress. It focuses on the illness, not just the disease, and the family, not just the patient.

A young mother’s story about her final days in the Loros Hospice: ‘It’s not just about dying’

UK – Leicester Mercury

Lizzy Strong died at Loros Hospice on August 13 this year. Before she died, Lizzy told of her Loros experience and how the hospice helped her come to terms with having a terminal illness.

Palliative care shouldn’t be a scary term

Canada – Cumberland News Now

The Pugwash and Area Community Health Board held its fall meeting recently, inviting palliative care nurse Martha Underwood as its guest speaker.

Report calls for improved data on palliative care provision and quality in Scotland

ehospice UK

A report by Professor David Clark, a researcher at the University of Glasgow, has highlighted a “serious information deficit” regarding the availability and the quality of palliative care in Scotland.

My father’s final words

ehospice Ireland

For the Mary Holland Commemorative Lecture at the National Forum on End of Life, Irish Times columnist Mick Heaney examined the literature of dying, and wondered why even writers seem to balk at addressing our final journey.