Daily News Roundup – 17 May 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Everyone deserves a real choice at the end of life

Macmillan Blog

Macmillan are campaigning for people to have greater choice about where they are cared for at the end of life.

Photographer Rankin comes face to face with death

BBC News

After photographing the world’s most famous faces, from Kate Moss and Madonna to Tony Blair and the Queen, Rankin has now turned his lens on real people with terminal illnesses.

‘Death contracts’ could give terminally ill the right to die

The Independent

A template for a patient’s declaration of their desire to die has been included in the details of the Assisted Dying Bill.

Carers putting their own health at risk, census shows

The Telegraph

An army of unpaid carers – many of them children or elderly people – are sacrificing their own health by looking after sick and frail loved-ones, an official study shows.

Ministry of Justice rejects proposals to regulate will-writing

Civil Society

The government has rejected the Legal Services Board’s recommendation that will-writing should be regulated – an announcement which has been branded “extremely disappointing” by Remember a Charity.

Charity governance is stuck in the past, finds leadership review

Civil Society

While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to review of skills and leadership in the social sector.

Northfleet hospice holds open evening to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week

This is Local London

EllenorLions Hospice hosted a special open evening to mark this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Hospice event this weekend

Bishop Auckland News

The Butterwick Hospice will hold an event which aims to make the difficult subject of dying easier to face.

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