Daily News Roundup – 26 October 2012

Categories: In The Media.

Learning from people’s experience of last days of life

National End of Life Care Programme

Several national organisations, co-ordinated by the National End of Life Care Programme, are to initiate projects to learn from people’s experiences so that improvements can continue to be made.
Also see our story on the statement.

Hospitals bribed to put patients on pathway to death: Cash incentive for NHS trusts that meet targets on Liverpool Care Pathway

Daily Mail

Why did my brother die in agony?

The Telegraph

Article by Prue Leith about pain management and assisted suicide.

“Ensure you meet the end-of-life needs of LGBT people”

Nursing Times

Well planned and delivered end-of-life care is shaped by the patient’s life and personality.

Spirituality is not just another health tonic

The Guardian

The effect of religious practices on our wellbeing is of growing interest. 

Cancer nurses face ‘internal conflict’ on end of life care

Nursing Times

Cancer nurses often face an internal conflict between their need to help patients fight their disease and preparing them for the possibility of “letting go”, a small study shows.

Dover support group for people with incurable conditions welcoming new members

This is Kent

A weekly group for people in Dover living with incurable, life-limiting illnesses, run by a team of professionals and volunteers from Pilgrims Hospices, says new members are welcome.

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson visits Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Itv News

One Direction start Louis Tomlinson paid a secret visit to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice before taking part in a charity football match to raise money for the hospice.

Olympian Steven Lewis in mourning after death of mother following cancer battle

This is Staffordshire

The mother of Olympic athlete Steven Lewis has died following a short battle with cancer – inda Lewis was cared for by the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Choir’s concert for hospice will be a tribute to ‘caring’ Sylvia

This is Derbyshire

A singer who lost his wife two months after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour will honour her memory with a charity concert to raise money for Treetops Hospice.

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