Daily News Roundup – 28 August 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Talking about death

BBC World Service
It’s something that will come to all of us. So why is it so hard to talk about death? Mike Williams meets a British doctor facing her own mortality and another in India who wrestles with telling her patients the bad news.

Willow Burn Hospice opens third charity shop

Willow Burn Hospice, which has treasured the lives of more than 10,000 patients in County Durham since 1989, has today opened a new charity shop in Chester-le-Street.

Children’s hospice cleared of ‘hate crime’ complaints over drag fun run

Pink News
Derian House Children’s Hospice in Lancashire has expressed relief, after police cleared a charity drag fun run reported as a ‘hate crime’ by trans activists.

‘My mother’s death was hastened by long delay in processing her benefits’

The Guardian
Moira Drury overcame domestic violence and severe disability to work as a nurse and bring up three children as a single parent. But her daughter says a seven-month delay in processing her benefits left her abandoned.

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice – patients’ stories

Glasgow Evening Times
Over the past six years Morag Flynn has experienced the facilities of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice as both an outpatient and an inpatient. She can’t speak highly enough of the staff, level of care and comfortable surroundings.

From across ehospice editions:

Pain management in children discussed on #CPCDialog

Over 50 per cent of cancer patients surviving for a decade

Providing pediatric care in a variety of settings

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