Daily News Roundup – 27 July 2015

Categories: In The Media.

‘All staff must know when and how to refer to palliative care’

Nursing Times
Nurses play a critical role in ensuring people with a terminal illness can achieve the best possible quality of life in the time they have left, writes Dee Sissons, director of nursing at Marie Curie.

I help terminally-ill parents leave stories behind for their children

The Guardian
Working with cancer patients makes me more determined to experience all that life has to offer, but sometimes the pain is more than I can bear.

Hospice Crowdscape

BBC Radio 4
JP Devlin visits the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull to talk to the terminally ill inpatients and day visitors for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme.

We need to talk about death

Daily Telegraph
Sacha Langton-Gilks is keen for other families to think positively about end of life preparation and talk of a death plan as we do for a birth plan, following the death of her son from a brain tumour, aged 16.

New assisted dying bill published

Politics Home
The bill to introduce assisted dying that will be debated by MPs in September has been published. It has been confirmed that it will be the same as the bill previously introduced by Lord Falconer.

Cancer strategy which could help save 30,000 lives a year backed by Gloucestershire charity

Gloucestershire Echo
Andrew Fletcher, chief executive of Longfield, says the charity is already planning for the increased need for its services and will be able to support the NHS with its new stratgey to improve care for cancer patients.

Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying

The Guardian
Death is never easy. But Oliver Sacks shows us an approach that views life as a welcome gift rather than bemoaning death as a medical failure, writes oncologist and author Ranjana Srivastava.

From across ehospice editions:

Palliative care on the move in Northern Province, Sri Lanka

A new home for Cherutich

Palliative care for abandoned children in China

Doctor and his team develop children’s palliative care services in Chittagong

Forum on end of life care, assisted decision making for those with disabilities