Daily News Roundup – 13 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Doctors routinely ‘help dying patients along the way’, Lords told

The Telegraph

Doctors routinely accelerate the death of terminally ill patients with lethal doses of drugs but rarely speak about it openly because it is illegal, the House of Lords has been told.

Why assisted dying Bill would be a comfort to me and my family, says terminally ill man considering taking his life

Yahoo News

Paul Chamberlain who has motor neurone disease has obtained a substance which he believes will help him to end his life. He hasn’t yet decided if he’ll take it but feels that having it in his possession will at least increase his choices.

Terminally ill man on why he fears for any changes to the law around assisted suicide

Yahoo News

Michael Wenham who has motor neurone disease believes that life is the “greatest gift”, regardless of circumstances. He believes that legalising suicide would reduce life to “something we own rather than something of which we are a part”.

Helen House visitors royally received

Oxford Mail

Twelve children and young adults cared for at Helen and Douglas House hospice in East Oxford helped decorate the royal Christmas tree in the library at Clarence House.

Ipswich Town players visit St Nicholas Hospice Care bearing gifts

Bury Free Press

Ipswich Town players brought generous festive cheer and a chat for people at St Nicholas Hospice Care this week.

Macmillan nurse talks about award-winning community work – video

The Guardian – living with cancer 

Anna-Marie Stevens, Macmillan nurse consultant in palliative care at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust, established the Hospital2Home palliative care service.

10,000 children living with cancer ‘need more support’

BBC News

There are 10,000 children under 14 living with cancer in the UK, say Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Cancer Intelligence Network, which looks at national cancer numbers.

Study launched to assess role of neighbourhood in dementia

Nursing Times

A major new study will investigate the role of neighbourhood in the experience of people with dementia.

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