Daily news roundup – 19 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Palliative care only offered after all other treatments exhausted

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.

Parents’ anguish as High Court says doctors should not ‘artificially prolong’ boy’s life

The Independent
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.

New NI Hospice set to open

The Irish News
Northern Ireland Hospice is set to open a new state-of-the-art 18 bedroom hospice providing world-class palliative care.

Funding boost for dementia care at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

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.

Meeting hero Alan Titchmarsh is ‘a dream come true’ for Primrose Hospice patient

Bromsgrove Standard
A dream came true for a Primrose Day Hospice patient when she got to meet her hero – gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh.

Mental health and end of life: the cost of caring

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 at the end of life can add purpose and help maintain identity

The Conversation
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:

Ireland edition: Doctor bringing end of life issues to the global stage to address world research congress

South Africa edition: Ruan’s story

USA edition: Partnering to provide grief training to a workplace

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