Daily News Roundup – 13 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Laptops to aid care of terminal patients in Ceredigion

BBC News Wales

Terminally ill patients in rural Ceredigion are helping researchers explore the benefits of care through technology. The Aberystwyth University study will look at the impact of telecare on patients’ wellbeing and how often they talk to staff.

Cambridge hospice is meeting growing demand from patients to die at home, report finds

Cambridge News

An increasing number of ill people in Cambridge want to die at home, according to a new study by Arthur Rank Hospice, in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge University and other regional health and social care providers.

Book to help children through loss of a loved one

Newtonabbey Today

Funeral Services Northern Ireland has launched a 40-page picture book designed to help children cope with sudden bereavement.

‘I don’t want to live in a society where work is more important than grief’

The Telegraph

As the government is urged to consider statutory bereavement leave, Alice Arnold writes about coping with her father’s death and how she needs time off to grieve.

Death in hospital need not be a medicalised trauma

The Guardian – comment is free

When my mother-in-law died, it felt oddly akin to a birth. It’s important such positive experiences are shared more widely, writes Julie Myerson.

My school friend was right: it’s time to get real about dying

The Guardian – comment is free

Ali dealt with his terminal cancer diagnosis openly and honestly. Yet for most of us, discussing death is still an unhealthy taboo, writes Holly Baxter.

Peers bid to exempt charities from lobby bill

The Guardian

A former lord chancellor is to lead a cross-party bid to exempt charities from a bill that would impose funding limits on political campaigning.

Jeremy Hunt says NHS doctors and nurses must apologise for care failings

The Telegraph

Jeremy Hunt says that doctors and nurses must ‘say sorry’ when things go wrong to end the ‘culture of defensiveness’ which developed under Labour.

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