Daily news roundup – 27 September 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Eight myths about working in a children’s hospice

The Guardian
Myth-busting article which includes quotes from Helen and Douglas House, Shooting Star Chase and Noah’s Ark hospices.

We need to break taboos surrounding death

The Westmorland Gazette
Dr Simon Edgecombe, a speciality doctor in palliative medicine at St John’s Hospice, reflects on why we should all be more open to talking about end of life care and death itself.

Lord Howard unveils admiral nurse plaque at hospice

On the Wight
The appointment of Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s first admiral nurse has been celebrated with a visit by Lord Howard of Lympne.

Health Minister on hand to help open Wrexham hospice’s community cafe

The Leader
Vaughan Gething AM, Welsh government health minister, was asked to cut the ribbon at the new Cafe Cwtch at Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham.

Ed Sheeran’s clothes raise £2,500 for St Elizabeth Hospice in first day of sale

East Anglian Daily Times
Dozens of Ed Sheeran fans descended into the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham to get their hands on the singer’s clothes, raising £2,500 for the local charity.

Free ‘app’ to aid nurse communication skills

Nursing Times [registration required]
Academics in Devon have designed a new smartphone application, or “app”, which is intended to enhance the communication skills of healthcare professionals.

Nurses need more support when using anticipatory prescriptions

Marie Curie blog
A research study has found that nurses involved in supporting the use of anticipatory prescribing in the community could benefit from support from the wider clinical teams, including GPs, pharmacists and palliative care specialists.

Let’s talk about palliative care

EAPC blog
Karen Charnley, head of the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, introduces a new resource to inform the improvement of the planning and delivery of palliative care.

“Going out with a bang: why I chose to plan my own funeral, aged 33”

Journalist Susie Bearne explains why she has planned her own funeral, and why she’s not the only one.

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