Daily News Roundup – 22 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Scots expert says doctors must learn to ‘diagnose death’

The Scotsman
Doctors need to be trained in the art of “diagnosing death” to prevent unnecessary distress at the end of life, Dr Erna Haraldsdottir, a senior lecturer at Queen Margaret’s University, has warned.

End of life care needs urgent attention

The Guardian
The latest report by the BMA highlights some honest reflections from doctors about their own shortcomings when it comes to talking about death, and providing the appropriate care when time is short, Dr Ros Taylor writes in a letter to the Guardian.

MP commends the work of Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Cumbria Crack
West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has commended the work of award-winning local charity, Hospice at Home West Cumbria, at a the GSK Impact Awards.

The influence of philosophy, theology and spirituality in the work of Dame Cicely Saunders

End of Life Studies blog
In this podcast, theologian Martina Holder-Franz and Professor David Clark talk about the influence of philosophy, theology and spirituality in the work of Dame Cicely Saunders, who is often described as the founder of the modern hospice movement.

Are genograms a fundamental aspect of specialist palliative care assessment?

EAPC blog
Louise Charnock, palliative clinical nurse specialist at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust, explains the background to her longer article that is published in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.

Firewalkers hotfoot it to fundraise for local hospice

Hackney Citizen
A group of 33 daring volunteers walked barefoot across hot coals on Wednesday for St Joseph’s Hospice, raising over £11,000 for the charity.

From across ehospice editions:

Perinatal bereavement care – building the body of research in Ireland

Strengthening integration of palliative care in coastal region

The importance of a careworker