Daily news roundup – 1 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Hackney says thanks to its unsung heroes with the first ever Civic Awards

Hackney Gazette
St Joseph’s Hospice was presented with an award for its work in the community at the first I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards.

Welsh celebrities get in the party spirit to bring joy to life-limited children

Wales Online
Jamie Roberts and Mark Mark Colbourne joined several other celebrities at Ty Hafan to mark Children’s Hospice Week.

Northern Ireland Hospice gets an artistic makeover

The Irish Times
At the new Northern Ireland Hospice, Jenny Lee discovers a wealth of colour and artwork inspired by nature and finds out more about the role art has in the hospice from artist Clare McComish.

Teen N’abbey golf prodigy is the new ambassador of the children’s hospice

Belfast Media Group
Golf prodigy and current world junior champion, Tom McKibbin, has become the newest and youngest every ambassador of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

Funding, clinical care and honest leadership are needed

The Guardian
All clinicians who come in to contact with patients who are dying need robust education and training.

The British Medical Association prepares to revisit its opposition to assisted dying

The Economist
Most British doctors want a change in position. But that looks unlikely.

Facing my fear: telling a cancer patient he was going to die

The Guardian
“I was reluctant to let a young patient know he had aggressive cancer. If there was no rhyme or reason to who got fatally ill, nobody was safe,” writes oncologist Jalal Baig.

The Digital Legacy Conference 2016

BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care blog
Sandy Weatherburn, ‎founder and director at Social Embers Digital estate management, reports on the Digital Legacy Conference, which was held at St Joseph’s Hospice during Dying Matters Week.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: WHPCA and allies speak up for palliative care and pain relief at the 69th World Health Assembly

International edition: Buddhist perspectives on end of life care – a conversation with Phra Paisal Visalo

Ireland edition: Ireland an inspirational example in end of life care

South Africa edition: Focus on living and it will be a better day

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