Daily news roundup – 12 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

‘Truly inspirational’ Halton Haven Hospice founder to be honoured with blue heritage plaque

Liverpool Echo
Unveiling of blue plaque in memory of Dom Valdez BEM to take place at Light Up A Life event this Christmas.

International artist completes latest project with help from Cumbrian hospice

ITV News
Julia Stanton, who works across Europe and America, chose Penrith Day Hospice for her latest project, which involved creating a series of oil paintings of hospice patients.

New Bosham hospice a step closer as building firm chosen

Chichester Observer
Work is well underway at the site of St Wilfrid’s Hospice new ‘dreambuilding’ project in Bosham, with plans to start building from July 2017.

Author Judith Kerr thinks everyone over 75 should carry a ‘do not resuscitate’ note

Daily Mail
Children’s author Judith Kerr has said people over the age of 75 should keep a ‘do not resuscitate’ sign next to them to spare their family the anxiety of deciding what to do regarding their death.

Doctors: Is there a good way of breaking bad news?

BBC Radio 4: The Eddie Mair Interview
A recent interview with Radio 4’s Steve Hewlett about being diagnosed with cancer prompted a doctor in Liverpool to share his experience of giving bad news to patients.

Let’s talk about death: what does it mean to you?

The Guardian
The Guardian would like to know what death means to you. Why do you think some people find it difficult to talk about death? What do you think it means to ‘die well’?

An investigation into palliative care education in UK medical schools

EAPC blog
By Dr Steven Walker, director of a medical education and communication company based in London and Berlin.

GeriPal podcast episode 1: bed alarms

GeriPal blog
GeriPal’s inaugural podcast episode titled ‘Bed Alarms’. The first in a series of podcasts on all things geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care.

Celebrating over half a century of service

Marie Curie blog
This year, Marie Curie nurse Florence Cameron retired from nursing after an incredible 52 years of service.

More people are getting cancer, but what do the numbers really mean?

Cancer Research UK blog
New figures estimate that by the year 2035, half a million people could be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK. So what’s behind this staggering figure? It’s a complex picture. And – crucially – there are ways we could stop the number of cases of cancer ever reaching this much.

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