Daily News Roundup – 27 January 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Blaming care pathway ‘like blaming Highway Code’

BBC News

Dr Claud Regnard, a consultant in palliative care medicine, suggests the media, government and Neuberger panel were wrong to blame the Liverpool Care Pathway and questions whether the ban was justified and will benefit patients.

Way cleared for family’s challenge over ‘do not resuscitate’ orders

The Guardian

Appeal court judges have cleared the way for a family to continue their legal challenge over the way decisions are made not to attempt resuscitation of critically ill patients in England.

Nurse researcher joins uni observatory leadership

Lancaster Guardian

Dr Catherine Walshe will join Prof Sheila Payne as Co-Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care.

Hospice charity chief executive moves on

Salisbury Journal

Sara Morley, the first chief executive of Salisbury Hospice charity, is leaving to set up her own business.

Volunteer scheme takes care into patients’ homes

Droitwich Standard 

A new project has been launched which sees volunteers supporting St Richard’s Hospice patients in their own homes throughout the town.

It’s a special kind of nursing at St John’s Hospice

The Visitor

“You just want to make the last part of someone’s life as good as it can be,” says bank nurse Janet Rigby who works at St John’s Hospice in Lancaster.

Moving out of our comfort zone – learning to live with uncertainty


Michael Tapley, Medical Director at Willow Wood Hospice, explains the background to the article ‘Dementia at the end of life: what can hospices do?’, published in the European Journal of Palliative Care.

Making music videos ‘helps young cancer patients cope’

BBC News

Music therapy can help teenagers and young people cope better when faced with treatment for cancer, a study in Cancer journal suggests.

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