US – New York Times
It will take major policy changes to accomplish the writers’ laudable goal of “making access to palliative care the default, instead of just an option, for all patients with advanced and incurable cancer” so people can die at home, not in hospitals.
Uganda – AllAfrica
BCF is an organisation that offers psychosocial support services to children living with cancer. It has two Homes; in Kampala and Gulu.
UK – The Bolton News
The Bolton Palliative Education Alliance is a partnership between The University of Bolton, Bolton Hospice and Bolton NHS Trust to deliver new courses in palliative and end-of-life care.
US – Green Valley News
Going through an illness involves a lot of changes — pain, fear, lack of control, loss of independence and the need to ask for help. It is often particularly difficult for anyone with an illness facing the end of life.
UK – The Pharmaceutical Journal
The Scottish government has announced an independent review into the way that new drugs are assessed for use in the NHS that will report back to ministers by mid 2016.
UK – Western Gazette
In her latest blog post, Camilla talks about the contradictory emotions she is experiencing as her illness progresses. She highlights the need to raise money to help older people facing life-limiting diseases, and suggests ways to combat loneliness and create a sense of community between older people.
UK – The Scotsman
I was diagnosed with MND in March 2010. As a 46-year-old with three young children this was a devastating piece of news, particularly given the poor prognosis. However, I decided from the outset that I was not going to give in easily.
US – The Medium
When it comes to mental health, is the end goal comfort or strength?
Melbourne students offer profound insights into the opportunity for living that can occur in the lead-up to death, in a film launched today.
Julie Wells is an experienced counsellor and manages the family support team at St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham. Here she tells us about her typical day at work.