Daily News Roundup – 18 February 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Royal College of Art students collaborate with London hospice to ‘re-style’ the experience of death

The Independent
The pioneering project aims to enhance palliative care for the patients, but also to bring ideas and discussion about a difficult subject to a wider audience.

End of life form could leave vulnerable at risk, say doctors: Fears patients could be left to die because new Do Not Resuscitate document is too complicated

Daily Mail
Hospital patients may be left to die because a new form for Do Not Resuscitate cases is too complicated, experts warn. The two-page Emergency Care and Treatment Plans are being introduced later this year to encourage staff to talk to patients and relatives about dying.

‘Just eight months to go before the new hospice is handed over,’ says Arthur Rank Hospice chief

Cambridge News
Lynn Morgan, the charity’s chief executive, gives an update on the progress of the new hospice being built at Shelford Bottom.

Claire House shares the love every day

Liverpool Echo
Families from Claire House Children’s Hospice have been sharing what love means to them, in a poignant Valentine’s social media campaign. Having been asked to complete the sentence ‘love is…’, families contributed touching statements, giving a glimpse of life caring for a seriously ill child.

Knutty Knitters celebrate raising £100,000 for hospice

ITV News
A cake knitted by a group of women from Bristol will be presented to St Peter’s Hospice later. The “Knutty Knitters” have made it to celebrate raising £100,000 in memory of one of their members who was cared for by the charity. 

‘Integrated Palliative Care: Are you ready for change?’ – EAPC Research Network and InSup-C Symposium 30 September 2016, Brussels

EAPC blog
Professor Sheila Payne writes about the one-day symposium which will be held at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels on Friday 30 September 2016.

From across ehospice editions:

Ugandan nurse addresses UN on leadership in pain control

Global NGO to check palliative care capacity

Integrating palliative care in Kiambu county government agenda

Joint Commission to launch new Community-Based Palliative Care add-on certification

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