Daily news roundup – 18 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Why you mustn’t shy away from the hardest conversation of your life

Mail Online
Article by consultant gastroenterologist Dr Seamus O’Mahony, whose new book ‘The Way We Die Now’ is published this week.

Charities divided over Peggy Mitchell’s final EastEnders scenes as beloved character took her own life

The Mirror
Pro and anti-euthanasia charities have spoken out over the controversial scenes that saw Peggy choose to end her life as cancer took hold of her.

Our Heroes: 51-year-old pens play to highlight palliative care

The Stoke Sentinel
Following the death of her husband, Lesley Goodburn has turned the story of their last few days together into a play in a bid to improve palliative care in hospitals.

‘Hidden army’ of carers in their 80s, says Age UK

BBC News
Age UK says one in seven of the “oldest old” – an estimated 417,000 people in all – now provides some sort of unpaid care to family or friends.

Des Kelly: ‘More people will be paying for care’

The Guardian
As he steps down from the National Care Forum, its director warns that too many homes are in private hands and shrinking fees paid by councils and the NHS means more of us will have to pay.

Dying matters and carers matter

CQC blog
Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission, reflects on Dying Matters Awareness Week and the struggles that carers and family members face.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: A place of solace and peace amidst the turmoil

South Africa edition: Catching up with Dr Julia Ambler and Tracey Brand at Umduduzi Hospice

USA edition: Racial disparities among women with advanced breast cancer

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