Daily News Roundup – 5 June 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Is there ever such a thing as a ‘good death’?

The Telegraph

As a new Channel 4 series follows five terminally ill people talking frankly about their own experiences, Ann Munro, a palliative care psychotherapist, outlines eight, practical steps to help prepare for death.

My Last Summer is shocking and unsettling – and makes for compelling viewing

The Mirror

Even though death is a staple ingredient of many TV dramas, when we confront the reality of it in a documentary it always feels shocking and unsettling.

Muslims launch service to help patients at Manchester hospice


Patients at St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester will soon be benefitting from a new support service named “My Cancer Buddy” – an initiative put together by Islamic organisation, the Myriad Foundation.

Huddersfield’s Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice doubles the number of children it cares for to 100 in one year

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Four-year-old Skelmanthorpe resident Zac and his family relish their trips to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Brackenhall, which has doubled the amount of children they care for since this time last year.

Elderly patients are being failed by NHS, says new boss

BBC News

The care of frail elderly patients has become fragmented because of the drive for hospital doctors to specialise, the new boss of NHS England Simon Stevens says.

Assisted dying Bill: can you really tell if someone’s of sound and settled mind for suicide?

The Telegraph

Sheila Hollins writes that as a psychiatrist she has spent her working life helping people to find a reason for living and to make sense of disability – not a reason to hasten their death.

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