Daily News Roundup – 28 January 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Dying man praises ‘angel’ hospice worker as he bravely fulfills incredible legacy of giving

Daily Mirror
Tony Jules came face to face with his own ‘angel’ during an emotional meeting at Keech Hospice in Luton.

Boost for Bury Hospice as a dozen would-be trustees get in touch

Bury Times
A dozen people have applied to become Bury Hospice trustees, bosses have revealed. The hospice is seeking to revive its board after a number of resignations in the second half of last year.

Loneliness ‘a devastating health issue for a million’: Fears solitude among the elderly could place increased strain on public services

Daily Mail
Loneliness should be recognised as a major public health concern, council chiefs have warned. They fear the rising loneliness epidemic among the elderly could pile further strain on services unless action is taken.

Isn’t palliative care just for people near the end of their lives?

Marie Curie blog
Dr Clare Rayment, consultant in palliative care at the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford, looks at some of the common myths about palliative care, and explains why it’s important to understand who should get it, and when.

Teaching spirituality and spiritual care to hospice volunteers – a curriculum to assist trainers

EAPC blog
A new curriculum for hospice volunteers offers a training programme that specialises in spirituality and spiritual care. Margit Gratz and Traugott Roser explain more about the training and provide some useful resources.

From across ehospice editions:

Successful Belgian Perinatal Palliative Care Conference attracts 200 delegates

Vicarious trauma: a young nurse shares her experience

Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: a knowledge synthesis

The power of music

NHPCO welcomes board members for 2016