Daily News Roundup – 17 September 2015

Categories: In The Media.

How charities can win back public trust

The Guardian
After making headlines for the wrong reasons, trust in charities is at an eight-year low. Experts in the media and charity sector look at ways to change the narrative.

Dr Samantha Pegg: Assisted dying debate will end up back in the courts

Nottingham Post
Dr Samantha Pegg, senior lecturer in law at Nottingham Law School, looks at the legal background to assisted dying.

A better place to die: Africa or Scotland?

Marie Curie blog
Professor Scott Murray from the University of Edinburgh highlights some contrasts between end of life care in Kenya and Scotland.

A real death: what can you expect during a loved one’s final hours?

The Conversation
It’s hard to predict events in the final days and hours of a person’s life. Some deaths are wonderful – a gentle decline preceding a gracious demise. Unfortunately for every “good” death, there are many which are much more stormy and drawn out.

How government policy can help give people a ‘good death’

Article by Lynda Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, on the need for further investment in palliative care.

Solace at the end of life

EAPC blog
Shelley Lamprell-Josephs, a counselling therapist and director of Solace of Souls Care and Training in Hunstanton, explains the background to her undergraduate thesis that is published in the September/October issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

Antiques dealer casts expert eye over hospice donations

Durham Times
An experienced antiques dealer has volunteered to sort through items donated by the public to help St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

‘Let me die at home’: Grieving mum who put cancer treatment on hold to help her son in poignant plea after disease returns

Daily Record
Gayle McElhinney, who lost her 12-year-old son Kane two years ago, was given tragic news last month that she had just two weeks to live after her cancer returned and spread through her body. She is being cared for at St Vincent’s Hospice

From across ehospice editions:

“Five star” palliative care centre unveiled in Turkey

Little Stars premieres in Durban

Book about African children living with HIV wins prestigious award

Godfrey’s “angels” of hope

Hospice care: separating fact from fiction

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