Daily News Roundup – 18 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Human kindness lies at the heart of hospice care

Charity Bank
Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of Hospice UK, explains the importance of compassion in hospice care.

As a death doula, I’ve cared for many people at the end of their lives – I know hospitals aren’t the place for dying

The Independent
As an end of life doula I have been there for many dying people. Doulas for the dying provide practical and emotional support at life’s close. My goal is to allow people the opportunity to live as good a life as possible, until the very end, writes Anna Lyons.

Naomi House Children’s Hospice praised by health secretary Jeremy Hunt after latest outstanding rating

Hampshire Chronicle
The centre in Sutton Scotney impressed inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on a surprise visit in December. And Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has paid tribute to its “inspiring” work.

Learning from those who are dying: the key to good palliative care social work

Community Care
A new resource demonstrates the value of social work at the end of life by drawing on the lived experience of people facing death or bereavement, writes Gerry Nosowska.

St Luke’s training for district nurses to verify deaths reduces upsetting delays

St Luke’s Hospice blog
St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth’s education department has provided training to Livewell Southwest’s community nurses so they can continue to undertake verification of death of patients on their caseload.

Pride nomination for York doctor

York Press
A doctor who gave a family “excellent” care when a husband and father was diagnosed with cancer has been recognised for her kindness.

Prestigious recognition for NI Hospice chair

Newtonabbey Times
Billy Webb, who has been a trustee of NI Hospice for the past eight years, while serving as chair at the hospice for the past three years, was awarded the Trustee of the Year award at the CO3 Leadership Awards ceremony.

From across ehospice editions:

I cannot bear to see this suffering anymore – a story of pain relief from India

LEAP facilitator training program will ensure more northerners receive quality palliative care

Bishop of Limerick opens new family room in St John’s Hospital

Evidence-based scope of practice for spiritual care