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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.