Daily News Roundup – 14 May 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Inside Track: battle to be heard on hospice for young adults

Herald Scotland

Campaigners in Scotland want a new hospice specifically for 21-45 year-olds.

End of life care project shortlisted for two national awards

Care UK

A project to improve end of life care for prisoners at HMP Isle of Wight has been shortlisted for two top national awards.

New Chief Executive Robin Webb appointed to lead Harrow’s St Luke’s hospice

Get West London

Robin Webb began work at St Luke’s Hospice two weeks ago after the charity last year said farewell to Mike Coward, who was in the role for 13 years.

Celebrities pledge support to Northfleet hospice

Gravesend Reporter

Property guru Phil Spencer and Eastenders legend Cheryl Ferguson have pledged to support chYps, a children’s hospice run by EllenorLions Hospice.

The real reasons why death is still so hard to talk about with your loved ones

The Telegraph

As research shows more than half of Britons in relationships do not know their partner’s end of life wishes, Louisa Peacock examines why death is still so unspeakable – and discovers it wasn’t always this way.

Death matters – so why do the British hate talking about it?

The Conversation

Yasmin Gunaratnam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, writes about the taboo around death and dying.

What does Richard and Judy’s death pact mean for the debate on assisted dying?

The Guardian

Chatshow hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have told how they would assist each other to die if needs be. Could a change in the law give them the freedom to do so without fear of prosecution?

Terry Pratchett: Those of us with dementia need a little help from our friends

The Guardian

The hundreds of thousands of us living with this condition need support and kindness, not stigma and isolation, writes author Terry Pratchett.

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