UK – Gazette & Herald
Movie star Rupert Everett, who has close ties with Enford, near Pewsey, has become a patron of Julia’s House children’s hospice after appearing in a film about the charity.
UK – The Stoke Sentinel
Her final months of decline gave me a first-hand glimpse into services which over the past few decades I have only mainly managed to view from afar and as they have been used by others.
US – MedScape
A bill that would earmark funds to create a clear structure for end-of-life care, including the creation of metrics to measure the effectiveness of such care, is urgently needed – especially since Medicare is now paying physicians for time spent in discussions with patients about end-of-life care.
UK – Plymouth Herald
More than 100 people in Plymouth have been buried in what has been traditionally dubbed ‘paupers’ graves’ as families find it harder to pay funeral costs.
US – Roanoke Times
Lisa Vineyard, a chaplain at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, visits Amanda Darby in the oncology unit. “Sometimes we cry together. Sometimes we laugh together, and sometimes we just talk about ordinary day stuff,” Vineyard said.
US – Journal of the American Medical Association
In a recent interview, Bonow discussed his new editorial endeavor and what the future holds for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
US – MD News
Despite efforts to enhance palliative care, recent evidence suggests that pain and other symptoms are still major issues during the last year of many patients’ lives.
On Wednesday 24 February, Sue Ryder hosted a ‘connecting thread’ event in London Victoria station. The aim was to show that, through simple acts of kindness, you can help someone get through a difficult experience – whether a minor inconvenience such as a train delay or the life-changing loss of a loved one.