Daily News Roundup – 5 February 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Hartlepool hospice’s funding concerns as one in two people expected to get cancer

Hartlepool Mail
Bosses at Hartlepool and District Hospice say they have no concerns about meeting the needs of the town, but do worry about funding.

St Catherine’s put me back together

Lancashire Evening Post
This year marks 30 years since St Catherine’s ­Hospice opened. Laura Wild finds out about the hospice’s past, present and future.

Tackling taboos to improve the end of life care

Yorkshire Post
Health officials are raising awareness of a “taboo” subject – dying – in the hope as many people as possible hear about a new service which will allow hundreds more people to die at home rather than in hospital.

Hospice nurses say giving people the best death possible is a humbling privilege

“Hospice nurses continue to meet the complex needs of those in the final stages of a terminal illness, support families come to terms with a diagnosis and help other care staff to give someone the death they want.”

Patients’ own drugs and bedside lockers: can they be of benefit in hospices?

A research study in Northern Ireland looks at how to improve continuity of care and reduce drug expenditure in a hospice setting.

Top 10 children’s books on death and bereavement

The Guardian
From Michael Rosen’s Sad Book to Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Holly Webb, author of A Tiger Tale, shares the most touching books that help us talk and think about loss of a loved one.

A selection of stories from the international editions of ehospice today…

World Cancer Day 2015: the importance of palliative care and the contribution of ecancer

ehospice International
Dr Fiona Rawlinson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at University of Wales College of Medicine and contributor to the online multimedia journal, ecancer, writes for ehospice about the global challenge of cancer and how palliative care, e-learning, and particularly ecancer, can help to address this.

Marmaduke’s story – the latest Little Stars movie

ehospice international children’s edition
The latest of the Little Stars movie highlights the support that palliative care gave to a young Australian boy and his family as they faced the devastating double blow of a cancer diagnosis for Marmaduke and his mother.

Mapping palliative care volunteering in NSW

ehospice Australia
The first comprehensive survey of palliative care volunteering in NSW has found that some 38 services engage 1,242 volunteers across the state.

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