Daily News Roundup – 16 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Shameless HMRC grabbing thousands in charity cash: Why writing ‘love mum and dad’ on donations lets taxman pocket a fat slice

Daily Mail
Families are having huge chunks of their charity donations snatched by the taxman, a Money Mail investigation has found. Parents giving money to cancer research and raising cash in memory of children who have died are among those whose donations have been cut.

Chief executive of Bury Hospice is sacked

Manchester Evening News
The chief executive of Bury Hospice has been sacked following an independent investigation into the charity. Jacqui Comber has not been in work for four months and was formally suspended in February.

Highland Hospice hits new heights in fundraising push

Press & Journal
The Highland Hospice has hit new heights as the charity prepares a major fundraising push to complete the project. The new £7.5million inpatient unit on the banks of the River Ness reached its highest point yesterday with a “topping out” ceremony held to celebrate.

Research spotlight: Improving access to medicines at the end of life

Marie Curie blog
“Medications prescribed ‘just-in-case’ play an important role in making sure distressing symptoms can be relieved quickly, and at any time, at the end of a person’s life,” writes Dr Anne Finucane.

Making death speakable

Dying Matters blog
“There are not really any perfect times to talk about death and dying. But, if the moment is right, should we not all feel comfortable to talk freely about it, without feeling guilty, inappropriate or morbid?” writes Dr Mark Taubert.

Pathways to better care: artificial feeding and venting gastrostomy in terminally ill cancer patients with irreversible bowel obstruction

EAPC blog
To celebrate four years of the EAPC Blog, it has re-publish one of its all-time most popular posts.

Why wait for my funeral? I’d like one hell of a party while I’m still around

The Guardian
Gathering friends and family to reminisce and celebrate a life needn’t come too late for us to enjoy.

From across ehospice editions:

Ugandan media house editors trained in palliative care

Palliative care for India e-learning modules launched by ecancer

Hospice care unit to reopen

Podcast series from National Academies

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