Daily News Roundup – 18 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor

BMJ blog
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.

How to have a good death

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.

Julia’s House dream comes true as permission is given for Devizes children’s hospice

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.

New support centre opens at York hospice

York Press
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 face ‘Russian roulette’ in hospital

BBC News
Dementia patients admitted to hospital in England play “Russian roulette” with their health, a charity is warning.

The ‘cuddle blanket’ helping families spend time with their loved ones after death

Daily Echo
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.

St Barnabas: New chairman of trustees announced

Worthing Herald
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.

Bereavement follow-up in adult intensive care units

EAPC blog
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.

From across ehospice editions:

Study looks at inclusion of paediatric issues in curricula for palliative care training

Butterfly Children’s Hospices hosts first children’s palliative care conference in Changsha, China

Hospice advocates called to action to avert MA/Hospice “carve-in”