Canada – The Citizen 100
Accessing the right to die looks very different in a rural setting.
Canada – Merritt Herald
Hospice volunteers provide companionship to people living with terminal illness and help their family in a variety of ways. Volunteers also support those who are grieving. In addition to client support, Merritt hospice relies on volunteers to help with office work, fundraising, community outreach, serving on the board, and other operational areas.
US – HNGN
A new study found that terminally ill cancer patients who chose to receive end-of-life care at home instead of the hospital tended to live longer.
US – Huffington Post
Nearly a week now. I can’t believe he is actually DEAD. Can that really have happened to him? I’m so afraid of being on my own, rattling around in this house, terrified of the emptiness. Maybe that’s how Philip felt about death, terrified of the emptiness. He didn’t have a choice, he had to go into the emptiness. I have lots of choices, because I am still alive. So if he can do it, so can I.
As well as being chief executive at Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate, Tony Collins also chairs Hospice UK’s advisory council. We caught up with Tony to ask how he came to work in the hospice sector and why he was keen to be involved in the advisory council.
Crossroads Hospice’s Gift of a Day program made a special day possible for Marion Roberts.