Daily news roundup – 14 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

St Margaret’s Hospice chief executive commended in Institute of Directors awards

Somerset County Gazette
Ann Lee, chief executive of St Margaret’s Hospice, has been highly commended for her “determination, vision and belief” in the South West Institute of Directors regional director awards.

Hospice worker cleared of £15,000 benefit fraud

Leigh Journal
A hospice worker accused of a £15,000 benefit fraud has been formally cleared.

‘We need a break before we are broken’: a message from carers to the government

The Guardian
For Carers Week, The Guardian asked those caring for a loved one how the government could make life easier for everybody.

In the face of death, telling and sharing our story helps us make sense of dying

The Conversation
Stories of the dying hold a fascination for us, from diagnosis to treatment, remission or relapse, survival or death.

Only one chance to get it right

Marie Curie blog
Kelly Moffat tells us how she supports people living with a terminal illness and their families as one of nine Clinical Nurse Specialists based at the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh.

European Association for Palliative Care 2016 Post-Doc Research Award – Setting a research agenda: From nursing to Cochrane

EAPC blog
Dr Bridget Candy, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, University College London, reflects on her research career and winning the 2016 Post-Doc Research Award.

How assisted suicide is gradually becoming lawful in America

The Economist
California, America’s most populous state, became the fifth to sanction doctor-assisted suicide on 9 June.

From across the ehospice editions:

International children’s edition: ICPCN Global Youth Ambassador awarded MBE by HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

South Africa edition: Asiphile’s story

USA edition: NHPCO statement in response to the tragedy in Orlando