Irish Medical Times
A survey of Irish metastatic cancer patients shows most believe palliative care is beneficial but that it is only offered when nothing more can be done, creating a barrier to early referral.
A High Court judge has ruled a boy’s life should not be “artificially prolonged” after NHS hospital bosses, with responsibility for the boy’s care, said limiting treatment to palliative care would be lawful and in his best interests.
The Irish News
Northern Ireland Hospice is set to open a new state-of-the-art 18 bedroom hospice providing world-class palliative care.
On The Wight
Around 120 hospice staff and volunteers directly involved with patients will receive specialist training in dementia and end of life care, thanks to funding from Health Education Wessex.
A dream came true for a Primrose Day Hospice patient when she got to meet her hero – gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh.
Marie Curie blog
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, this blog explores the potential psychological impact of caring for someone living with a terminal illness.
Spiritual care helps people cope in grief, crisis and ill health, and increases their ability to recover and keep living. It also has positive impacts on behaviour and emotional well-being, including for those with dementia.
From across the ehospice editions: