Daily News Roundup – 29 March 2016

Categories: In The Media.

A letter to … the hospice doctor who helped us to say goodbye

The Guardian
“Thank you for what Cicely Saunders (the founder of the modern palliative care movement) called the ‘depth of time’ you have given to us.”

Marxist blogger who wrote about his terminal cancer dies aged 16

The Guardian
Parents pay tribute to Max Edwards who wrote about how he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer five months ago in a bluntly honest blog for The Guardian.

How to approach difficult conversations during end of life care

GP Online
There are many issues that GPs should consider when providing care to a patient at the end of their life. Dr Bobby Nicholas from Medical Protection offers some advice.

I became driven, passionate about the patients, the families and about making a difference

Herald Scotland
Interview with Rhona Baillie, CEO of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Princess Alice Hospice drone shoot marks 30 years since Queen Mother opened facility

Get Surrey
To mark the 30th anniversary of Princess Alice Hospice’s official opening by the Queen Mother, the hospice organised an aerial drone photo shoot of a human “30” in its gardens involving staff, supporters, volunteers and patients.

Bring out your pigs – St Elizabeth Hospice wants donations for Pigs Gone Wild pop-up shop

Ipswich Star
St Elizabeth Hospice is asking people to donate any pre-loved pig-related items to their shop as part of a huge project this year.

Primrose Hospice enter grief garden in spring competition

Redditch Advertiser
Primrose Hospice is entering its designer show garden ‘Time is a Healer’, which showcases the bereavement support the hospice provides, into the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016.

From across the ehospice editions:

International: Ending the War on Drugs: a rights perspective

Ireland: Cancer patients who choose to die at home live longer

Kenya: Providing palliative care during tough times: Naivasha nurses experience

USA: Helping hospice patients keep their pets close

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