“Unbearable suffering and assisted suicide are far from the only options at the end of life,” writes Breda O’Brien.
Marie Curie blog
Dr Bridget Candy, a researcher at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at UCL, has been awarded the European Association of Palliative Care’s (EAPC) Post-Doc Researcher Award 2016.
Bucks Free Press
The new head of fundraising and marketing at South Bucks Hospice, Liz Taylor, has pledged to raise £1 million a year to go towards a new centre in High Wycombe.
St Barnabas House has outlined a new five-year plan to bring in more specialist services for patients, as well as push their home hospice care to allow more people to live out the rest of their days at home.
Wendy Mills has raised £50,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice from making and selling jam.
Roy Walford was the second doctor at St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester and, after retirement, became a keen volunteer.
‘Thousands’ of doctors are helping terminally ill patients to die every year, Baroness Molly Meacher, the new chairwoman of Dignity in Dying, has claimed.
There is a growing body of research that suggests volunteering is good for your health, and last month The King’s Fund published a report extolling the virtues of gardening.
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