Daily News Roundup – 21 July 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Musgrove Park Hospital teams up with Marie Curie Cancer Care to provide end of life care to patients

Western Gazette

A group of trained volunteers have begun working at Musgrove Park Hospital, providing support to patients in the last days or hours of their life, as well as help support their families and carers.

Important milestone reached in plans to transform end of life care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Leek Post and Times

Plans to transform end of life care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have reached an important milestone with the start of the official Procurement process to appoint a Prime Provider to co-ordinate the provision of end of life care services in a more integrated and seamless way.

‘I can’t recall somebody near death saying they want to die’

Channel 4

Jo Fernandes, a nurse at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, spoke to Channel 4 News about why she doesn’t support assisted dying.

Assisted dying bill is a chance to focus our debate on quality not quantity of life

The Conversation

“We need to do more to ease the pain and suffering of terminally ill patients and allow people to die comfortably, with dignity, and at peace,” writes Katherine Sleeman, Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at King’s College London.

GPs should not help patients to die, insists former RCGP chairman

GP Online

Dr Mayur Lakhani, chairman of the National Council for Palliative Care, has said that passing the assisted dying bill would be a ‘public safety issue’ and could interfere with the dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship.

Dying in prison

BBC Radio 4, Thinking Allowed

Dr Marian Peacock, Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University, was interviewed for the Radio 4 programme about the increasing numbers of elderly prisoners facing the possibility of ending their lives in jail.

Grieving gay people facing bigotry at funerals

Gay Star News

YouGov polling has discovered one in 10 lesbian, gay and bisexual people have experienced discrimination when saying goodbye to a loved one.

The FRSB needs to innovate, self-regulation review recommends

Civil Society

The Fundraising Standards Board “needs to consider more innovative approaches” to its self-regulatory role, the review of fundraising self-regulation has recommended.

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