Daily news roundup – 25 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

‘Our new hospice will be ready in October’, says Arthur Rank Hospice chief Lynn Morgan

Cambridge News
Lynn Morgan, chief executive of Arthur Rank Hospice, explains the progress being made at the new facility.

Garden inspired by Guernsey Hospice wins gold at RHS Chelsea

ITV News
A garden inspired by Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey has won a gold medal at this year’s RHS Flower Show.

Gloucestershire hospice charity’s care rated ‘outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

Gazette Series
Longfield, a hospice based in Gloucestershire, has had the care it provides rated ‘outstanding’ and its services ‘good’ overall.

‘I struggle with my own mortality – without facing the reality that children die, too’

The Telegraph
Rebecca Front write about her recent visit to Richard House Children’s Hospice as part of Children’s Hospice Week.

Listening to patients at the end of their lives is crucial – so why don’t doctors do it?

The Guardian
“Communications skills training in medicine is patchy, undervalued and not a clinical imperative – but 90% of doctors say it should be mandatory,” writes Ranjana Srivastava.

The death of a friend is always hard. What if you find out on Facebook?

The Guardian
“There’s no clear etiquette for digital mourning, but it’s something we’re faced with increasingly often. Here’s how I navigate grief in the age of social media,” writes Steven W Thrasher.

Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them

The Economist
The painkillers are over-prescribed in America, but a nightmare to obtain in much of the world.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Implementing the WHA resolution on palliative care – Romania

India edition: Institute of Palliative Medicine organises the first ever state level conference of palliative care nurses

South Africa edition: Social workers: not in it for the income, but in it for the outcome

USA edition: Use of video decision aids increases advance care planning in Hilo, Hawaii