Myth-busting article which includes quotes from Helen and Douglas House, Shooting Star Chase and Noah’s Ark hospices.
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.
On the Wight
The appointment of Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s first admiral nurse has been celebrated with a visit by Lord Howard of Lympne.
Vaughan Gething AM, Welsh government health minister, was asked to cut the ribbon at the new Cafe Cwtch at Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Journalist Susie Bearne explains why she has planned her own funeral, and why she’s not the only one.