Daily News Roundup – 2 June 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Lord Falconer: government must clean up assisted dying legal mess

The Guardian
The government must make parliamentary time available to reform the law on assisted dying, Lord Falconer, the sponsor of a private member’s bill on the issue, has urged.

Support for district nursing sisters

Antrim Times
The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is enhancing the skills of district nursing sisters to enable them to fulfil their role as palliative care keyworkers across community settings.

Chichester students produce child bereavement pack for teachers

West Sussex Gazette
Three students have produced a resource pack which advises teachers how to help bereaved children after working with children’s charity The Sussex Snowdrop Trust.

Katherine Sleeman: Assisted dying is about more than autonomy

BMJ Blog
Katherine Sleeman reviews ‘I’ll See Myself Out, Thank You’, a collection of essays on the subject of assisted dying.

Brave schoolboy aged 10 pens heartbreaking account of how he coped after losing hero dad to cancer

Daily Mirror
Conor Jones’ dad Gordon passed away last November and the 10-year-old was helped through the ordeal by bereavement support counsellors from Nightingale House.

South Gloucestershire Hospice praises “unsung heroes” during National Volunteers Week

The Gazette
St Peter’s Hospice is celebrating the work of its volunteers as part of National Volunteers Week.

When a child’s greatest wish in the Northern Ireland Hospice is a simple hug, volunteer Sam has open arms

Belfast Live
Belfast pensioner Sam says working in the hospice has made his life complete.

From across ehospice editions:

Taoiseach appoints Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell to lead review of end of life services in all government departments

New Archangel Michael Hospice in Paphos, Cyprus, finally due to open its doors

Kicking the bucket list – a new ICPCN blog

Being utterly alone; a case study

SA’s doctors back palliative care – not euthanasia