Daily News Roundup – 30 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

The women making a living in the death industry

More and more young women are entering death-related fields of work. Broadly talked to a female hospice worker, a medical museum curator, and two funeral planners to find out why.

End of life doulas start ‘death café’ in Finsbury Park

Islington Gazette
A woman in her twenties peers nervously around a café door in Finsbury Park. She joins a group of about 20 of us who have all come for the same purpose: to talk about mortality over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Family of prisoner dying in Hackney hospice beg for his release

Hackney Citizen
The family of a terminally ill prisoner is pleading with the authorities to allow him to spend his final hours at home. Sabri Karatas is in St Joseph’s Hospice in the final stages of bowel cancer, and until last night was handcuffed to a prison officer.

The mission to help those in poverty facing crippling funeral costs

The Guardian
More than 40 charities have come together to combat funeral poverty in the Fair Funerals campaign.

A symposium on the life and work of Cicely Saunders

End of life studies blog
Can you imagine fifty medical students and fifty palliative care practitioners giving up what might be the last warm, sunny Saturday of the year to attend a symposium about someone who was born ninety seven years ago?

Alexander Devine charity marks two years since launch of capital campaign

Maidenhead Advertiser
An autumn reception was held to mark two years since the launch of the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service’s capital campaign.

Rennie Grove Hospice Care to open new charity shop in Chalfont St Peter next week

Get Bucks
People are being invited to attend the grand opening of Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s new shop in Chalfont St Peter on Monday.

Chelsea, Hampton Court plant donations bring hospice closer to completion

Horticulture Week
The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House in Hillington, King’s Lynn is due to officially open next year, and Crane Garden Buildings have helped them get one step closer to reaching their goal.

From across ehospice editions:

My name is Naledi Kopane

Palliative care in chronic conflict, pain management and education

Revamped mortuary provides serene space for grieving families

Hospice “Moments of Life” campaign a finalist in PR News 2015 Digital PR Awards

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