Daily news roundup – 7 July 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Our commitment is that every person nearing the end of their life should expect a good death

The Huffington Post
Health minister Ben Gummer on the government’s response to the Review of End of Life Care.

Birmingham hospice chief to receive university honour

Birmingham City University
Chief executive of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, Tina Swani, is to be honoured as Birmingham City University’s alumni of the year.

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice on track to open next summer

Maidenhead Advertiser
Work began in September on the hospice, which will be the first children’s hospice in Berkshire and is due to open next summer.

Delight following donation to Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital and hospice

The Courier
Penny Christie and therapy dog Noah have secured five new TVs for patients and staff at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital.

Nurse shortage ‘could last for years’

BBC News
A shortage of nurses in the UK will continue for years to come and could get worse, experts are predicting.

What doctors know about how bad it is, and won’t say

The New York Times
“Experts have urged doctors to talk about the elephants in the room, especially at the end of life. But two recent studies show how achingly slow progress has been.”

Refugees and slum dwellers dying without palliative care are among the world’s hidden people, or ‘Huldufólks’

End of life studies blog
Dr Shahaduz Zaman writes about his visit to Korail, a slum in Bangladesh, as part of the University of Glasgow’s Global Interventions at the End of Life project.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: World Health Organization representative to speak at the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference

International children’s edition: Being normal

South Africa edition: Knysna-Sedgefied Hospice making dreams come true

USA edition: NIH resources to help families navigate pediatric palliative care

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