Daily news roundup – 26 April 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Herts nurses to get training on better end of life care

Nursing Times
The Macmillan Palliative/End of Life Care Education Project has been launched across Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust to educate and develop the skills of all nursing and therapy staff.

North London Hospice: Students from Barnet and Southgate College say volunteering is ‘fantastic’ opportunity

This is local London
Teenagers who study healthcare at Barnet and Southgate College are giving up a few hours of their day to meet people at the North London Hospice.

M&S pledge to cut food waste is pontefract hospice’s gain

Pontefract and Castleford Express
The Pontefract branch of Marks and Spencer has pledged to cut food waste at the same time as supporting the Prince of Wales Hospice.

Everton fundraiser ‘Speedo Mick’ smashes 50K milestone

BBC News
A football fan who walked to Wembley wearing his swimming trunks has now raised more than £53,000 for the Woodlands Hospice in Liverpool.

War and peace in cancer – the words we choose

The Huffington Post blog
“The battle against cancer rages on – violence metaphors abound, making it harder to make peace. Can this be changed?” writes Dr Mark Taubert.

Systematic biases in death certification: a job for the medical examiner?

British Geriatrics Society blog
Katherine Sleeman, honorary consultant in palliative medicine at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, discusses her recent Age and Ageing paper on death certification in dementia.

A eulogy for the living

Broadcasting House, BBC Radio 4
Fi Glover of The Listening Project on Radio Four tells us to use our grief for those in the public eye who have died to bring life to our relationships with family and friends.

From across the ehospice editions:

International children’s edition: Canines and childhood cancer

Kenya edition: Grand opening ceremony of new Meru Hospice premises

South Africa edition: There’s always a reason to smile. You just have to find it

USA edition: US and Tanzanian hospices celebrated for outstanding partnership

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