Daily News Roundup – 26 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hospice film gets big-screen première

The Northern Echo
More than 60 people attended the first screening of a new film aimed at raising awareness of Herriot Hospice Homecare.

Pioneering end of life project for youngsters

Warrington Guardian
Youngsters from a local primary school are to be paired with patients at St Rocco’s Hospice to help reassure pupils that death is normal and highlight the role that hospices play in end of life care.

Gold-winning In Bloom garden to live on at adult’s hospice

Horticulture Week
The team behind the garden and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice have created a colourful flower bed using materials from a bed previously situated in Oldham town centre.

How to help your patients plan

Dying Matters
Advice for GPs on helping patients express and record their wishes.

A PhD in Palliative Care? Why would you want to do that?

EAPC blog
Article by Dr Catherine Walshe, Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care and Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University.

Death becomes her: how mourning is having a moment

The Telegraph
London Fashion Week featured sweeping black Victorian-inspired gowns, while New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has just played host to a smash-hit exhibition of mourning attire.

Community palliative care service established at Sendafa, Ethiopia

ehospice International
A community palliative care service has been established at Sendafa, a town 35km to the east of Addis Ababa, by Sr Birtukan, a nurse trained in palliative care at Hospice Africa Uganda.

Stories of compassion: meet Sumunthra Moodley

ehospice South Africa
Compassion literally means “to suffer together”. Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.