Daily News Roundup – 19 February 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Francis Report: creating patient power is the only way forward

The Guardian – healthcare professionals network

The NHS needs more patient and user-led organisations, not watered down versions such as HealthWatch, or more red tape.

PM calls for proper accountability over Mid Staffs

Nursing Times

It is not acceptable that no-one has been held accountable for the neglect of patients, said David Cameron on Monday night.

How to be a culturally competent social worker – what the research says

Community Care

Research findings indicate that developing trusting relationships with families and having an awareness of local demographics are key to supporting learning disabled people from minority ethnic communities, says Jill Manthorpe.

This is how you healthcare: an American death in London

Not Safe for Work Corporation

It’s just after 9.30pm on a Tuesday in the intensive care unit of a hospital in south-west London. A vast spaceship dashboard of drug delivery systems is silent, monitors displaying the word ‘Privacy’. I sit by the foot of the bed while the other four crowd around the top. An empty bottle of scotch is propped in the sheets that cover the stricken, thin form of my father, along with a crucifix on a chain and a Dr Seuss book. I gradually become aware that he has died.

Holocaust survivor’s art will boost hospice funds

Cambridge News

An exhibition of work by a German Jewish woman who came to England on a Kindertransport is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of her death, and to raise funds for Cambridge’s Arthur Rank Hospice, where she spent her final months.

Video: Laughter yoga therapy in Venezuela

The Telegraph

The free laughter yoga sessions begin with a brief warm up, followed by face exercises and, of course, laughter.

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