The Irish Times
A conference in Dublin this week, Living and Dying Well in the Community, organised by the Irish Hospice Foundation, aims to break the silence about dying, particularly dying at home.
On 8 May the main findings of the project ‘Metaphor in end of life care’ were presented to potential users of the research at the Work Foundation in central London.
With each new medical innovation, the odds that we will have to confront sudden death decrease. But is this a triumph or a tragedy? Jacob M Appel argues that the way we die now affects how we live.
BBC World Service – Outlook
Poet and painter Frieda Hughes, daughter of renowned poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, talks about the profound impact of her mother’s suicide when she was a small child, and her brother’s suicide in 2009.
They say a picture paints a thousand words – and new research is about to find out if a picture can also help nursing and medical students begin to ‘see’ older people in a different light.
Sanjay Chadha, who has been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 30 years, is passionate believer in palliative care.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is preparing to launch ‘Moments of life: brought to you by hospice’, a national awareness campaign which will include a micro-site featuring powerful video stories of people who have lived fully with the support of hospice care.
ehospice South Africa
On the 9 May the CaSIPO (Care and Support for Improved Patient Outcomes) project was launched in the Umgungundlovu District of the province of KwaZulu-Natal.