Daily news roundup – 6 May 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Patients’ life-and-death wishes ‘overlooked amid surging demand’

The Telegraph
Patients who have made clear they do not want to be given life-saving treatment if their condition deteriorates could be being kept alive against their will because of delays in processing paperwork registering their wishes, lawyers have warned.

Campaign puts focus on dementia care

Charity Today
Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice is campaigning to change the lives of people with dementia by raising awareness of the disease in local communities.

Tennis ace pays special visit to Hampshire hospice youngsters

Basingstoke Observer
Former British number one Tim Henman was given a tour of Naomi House and Jacksplace to see first-hand the work the charity does for life-limited and life-threatened youngsters.

EAPC Board Matters: Board members of the European Association for Palliative Care meet in Bucharest

EAPC blog
Dr David Oliver, EAPC board member and honorary professor at University of Kent, describes key activities that were discussed at the latest board meeting held in Bucharest.

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Orders: are doctors devious and secretive? Why context is important

The Huffington Post blog
Dr Mark Taubert writes: “This is a long article. But complexities surrounding Do Not Resuscitate forms don’t allow for skim reading, and much recent reporting has been sensationalist hogwash.”

Should you take funeral selfies?

Tech Insider
Tech Insider asks Dr Mark Taubert, a palliative care doctor specialising in grief and social media, whether sharing funeral selfies is healthy.

How does grief cause physical pain?

BBC New Magazine
Murdered soldier Lee Rigby’s mother says she has felt daily chest pains since her son’s death. Why does bereavement affect some people this way?

From across the ehospice editions:

Ireland edition: The ‘essence’ of palliative care for children

South Africa edition: A morning in the life of the ‘champions’ of Hospice Wits

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