Daily news roundup – 22 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Leading doctor: let me choose an assisted death

The Telegraph
During a debate at the British Medical Association conference, where members voted to continue to oppose assisted dying, Dr Clare Gerada, former chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, spoke out in favour of assisted dying.

Palliative care to be improved by patient feedback

The Irish News
New research reveals that many patients undergoing palliative care feel frustrated and helpless with their situation. Joanne Sweeney discovers more about their needs from those in the know.

The Vamps, Brian Blessed and Eddie Howe show support for Julia’s House Time For Tea fundraiser

Bournemouth Echo
Celebrities have been posing for ‘mugshots’ in support of children’s hospice Julia’s House, as the charity encourages local people to hold tea parties to help raise money to fund the service.

Arthur Bear celebrates first birthday and launches Jam Jar Superstar!

Charity Times
It was a special celebration at Arthur Rank Hospice this week as the charity’s mascot Arthur Bear celebrated his first birthday. 

Mum spearheads purple butterfly initiative in neonatal units to alert visitors of baby loss

The Huffington Post
A mother who lost one of her twin girls after they were both born prematurely has spearheaded an initiative to alert visitors about the loss of a sibling.

Meet the photographers helping grieving parents after a stillbirth

Remembrance photography is a free service offered by Remember My Baby to parents who experience a loss of their baby.

As a paediatric doctor, you become numb to your emotions

The Guardian
“Expressing emotions as a doctor is seen as a sign of weakness – but emotions are what drive us to do what we do.”

Towards a Service Outcome Framework

Together for Short Lives blog
A group of children’s hospices have come together to work towards agreeing a pragmatic set of service outcomes for children’s hospice services.

From across the ehospice editions:

Canada edition: The words we use

South Africa edition: Become a Hospice Hero – St Francis Hospice

USA edition: Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking

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