Daily News Roundup – 24 March 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Youngster collects thousands of bottle tops to raise funds for EACH

Norwich Evening News
The mother of a terminally ill child has said thanks a million to her nephew who has collected bottle tops for the hospice which cares for her son.

Atlantic Buoys officially launch their new boat ahead of 3,000 mile ocean journey

Cornish Guardian
Two North Cornwall men preparing to row across the Atlantic in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West officially launched their sponsored boat during a special event earlier this month.

Putting death in the picture

Dying Matters
Interview with US photographer Andrew George about why he set out to “make a blueprint of the souls” of dying people.

Some patients die. As a doctor I have to live with this inevitable fact

The Guardian – comment is free
“I’m not immune to grief; instead my job makes me aware of the power I have to relieve others’ suffering.”

Doctors told ‘just because you can save babies’ lives, doesn’t mean you should’

The Telegraph
New guidance says doctors should carefully consider the quality of life of babies and children with life-threatening conditions before deciding whether to continue with treatment.

People with dementia need care at end of their lives

The Scotsman
The Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group on dementia are to discuss why not enough people with dementia at the end of life are getting the care that they need.

How Marie Curie and others got involved with International Happiness Day

Civil Society blog
How Marie Curie, Anthony Nolan and others have celebrated international happiness day and Muslim Aid encourages donations following excitement over the eclipse using social media.

From across ehospice editions:

From seeds and small beginnings to successful palliative care in South East Europe – interview with Graham Perolls

Human Rights Watch call out Russian agencies following ban on press reporting on pain-related suicides

Insufficient medicines for pain: Pain Unit in Maputo Central Hospital, Mozambique