Daily News Roundup – 21 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

End of life care in Cornwall ‘needs improvement’

BBC News
Research from Healthwatch Cornwall showed people were prevented from dying at home because of gaps in services.

Project providing care for dying children one step closer at Dorset County Hospital

Western Gazette
A project to provide a suite for end of life care at Dorset County Hospital and support bereaved families is a step closer to reality following a donation.

New cookery group at St Richard’s helps the bereaved

Worcester News
St Richard’s Hospice has launched a new bereavement cookery group to give practical and social support.

New Willowbrook base to be wellbeing centre for the community

St Helens Star
Willowbrook Hospice has started work on developing a new wellbing centre, which it hopes will be up and running before Christmas.

Ireland has ‘fastest rising need’ for palliative care in Europe

The Irish Times
Ireland has the fastest rising need for palliative care in Europe due to its rapidly ageing population, a new study suggests.

Babies feel pain ‘like adults’

University of Oxford
The brains of babies ‘light up’ in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, researches have discovered, suggesting that babies experience pain much like adults.

Words can’t do justice to the intimacy of meeting someone after death

The Guardian – Healthcare Network

“Confirming the dead is the privilege of the newly initiated doctor and it’s a curious ritual that we must quickly learn.”

Holyrood urged to back assisted suicide bill

The Scotsman
A cross-section of more than 30 high-ranking individuals from backgrounds including medicine, philosophy, religion and science, have urged MSPs to allow the introduction of state-assisted suicide.

From across ehospice editions:

Survey highlights lack of understanding of palliative care in Ireland

New project reaching older people in urban slums begins in Bangladesh

Tracking the hospice and palliative care blogosphere

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