Daily News Roundup – 12 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

With great power comes great responsibility: Using Facebook to explain palliative care

EAPC blog
Although palliative care is a growing specialty, Dr Gawande recognises that all clinicians need to “apply such thinking to every person they touch.” I would certainly agree, writes Dr Leeroy William.

WHO figures show we need to do more to improve access to palliative care

Marie Curie blog
From a global perspective, the UK is considered a world leader in palliative care, but in reality, we’re actually comparable to other countries.

Public can find out more about cancer and end of life care plans in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Newsletter
Patients and their families can find out more about changes to cancer and end of life care in Staffordshire in Penkridge on Thursday.

Junior doctor: The first week

BBC News
Every August, thousands of newly qualified doctors start work in hospitals across the country. Dr Arrash Yassaee, a graduate from Cambridge University and UCL Medical School, describes his first week on the front line.

King of jungle Carl Foggy swings in on East Lancashire children’s hospice

Lancashire Telegraph
Four-time world superbike champion and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here winner Carl Fogarty delighted young patients and staff on a visit to an East Lancashire children’s hospice.

From across ehospice editions:

End of life care means meeting the emotional needs of patients and families

How a journey to Africa paved the way for Kelly to become involved in palliative care

Meet Marié Wilken: CEO of Stellenbosch Hospice

‘A terrible way to end someone’s life’

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