Dr Mark Taubert, palliative care consultant at Velindre NHS Trust in Cardiff, writes about the impact David Bowie’s death has had on his work.
Intelligent Life Magazine
Medical advances mean we are living longer than ever, yet sooner or later all of us must die. Maggie Fergusson asks what we should avoid and what we must embrace as the sands run out.
Wiltshire Gazette & Herald
The appeal to raise £100,000 for Julia’s House became even more important this week with news that permission has been given to convert two former council buildings in Devizes into a new children’s hospice.
St Leonard’s Hospice has opened a new centre which will provide a wide range of wellbeing services to patients and to their families and carers.
Dementia patients admitted to hospital in England play “Russian roulette” with their health, a charity is warning.
Children’s hospice Julia’s House has been able to purchase a vital new piece of equipment, thanks to funding from the Gannett Foundation. It will fully fund the cost of a ‘cuddle blanket’, which helps grieving families spend time with their loved one after they have died.
Guy Clinch formally stepped down as chairman at St Barnabas House Hospice on 31 December, making way for incoming chairman Derwyn Jones, who assumed responsibility on 1 January.
Elmien Brink and Michael Berry explain the background to their longer article on bereavement care published in the November/December 2015 edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care.
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