Daily news roundup – 20 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Doctors still failing to tell families that loved ones could die imminently

The Express
Doctors and nurses treating dying patients are still failing to tell patients’ families and friends that their loved one could die imminently, according to the end of life care audit by the Royal College of Physicians.

Dementia threat ‘may be less severe’ than predicted

BBC News
The predicted explosion of dementia cases may be less severe than previously thought, a study in Nature Communications suggests.

Terminally ill Derbyshire woman’s campaign wins backing of 30 MPs

Derby Telegraph
A woman who is campaigning to change the law so people with terminal illnesses have better rights has received the backing of more than 30 MPs.

Eamonn Holmes backs NI Hospice fundraising campaign

The Irish News
Belfast-born presenter Eamonn Holmes has backed the campaign to furnish patient bedrooms in the new Northern Ireland Hospice building, scheduled to open in north Belfast.

Superhero bus drivers raise hundreds for children’s hospice

Oxford Mail
Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America made a rare appearance behind the wheel of several Stagecoach buses earlier this month in aid of Helen and Douglas House Hospice.

4 key challenges for end of life care

Together for Short Lives blog
Text of a speech given by Barbara Gelb at the Westminster Health Forum on improving the quality of care at the end of life through standards, guidance and regulation.

Day patient stories: “Everybody at the hospice is ill. But when we’re here we don’t worry”

Marie Curie blog
Former bus driver Paul Nolan has been visiting Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool, as a day patient for six years. Here he shares his experiences.

Afternoon tea with a difference

St Joseph’s Hospice blog
Nigel Dodds, nurse consultant, explains why the hospice is hosting the East End’s Biggest Death Café at the hospice during Dying Matters Week.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: UN General Assembly special session on the world drug problem starts today

South Africa edition: Chatsworth Hospice was my light when all I saw was darkness

USA edition: What’s preventing physicians from talking with patients about end of life?

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