Daily News Roundup – 7 May 2015

Categories: In The Media.

HRH Princess Michael of Kent to judge new Peace Hospice Care poetry competition

Watford Observer
HRH Princess Michael of Kent will be judging a newly launched Peace Hospice Care poetry competition that will give entrants an opportunity to see their work published in an anthology.

Hospice at Hillington launches range of services for grieving

Lynn News
The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House has launched a range of new services aimed at bereaved people.

Man Shed raises £80k for Princess Alice Hospice

Epsom Guardian
£80,000 has been raised by Princess Alice Hospice for a Man Shed, a scheme the hospice hopes will reach bereaved and terminally-ill men who are not accessing the services.

Enhanced A&E triage for elderly ‘could reduce hospital admissions’

Nursing Times [registration required]
Training accident and emergency nurses to identify elderly patients who need palliative or hospice care could help reduce stressful hospital admissions and improve quality of life.

Review backs value of nurse-led cancer support line for patients

Nursing Times
A free nurse-led telephone service for cancer patients has helped reduce anxiety among sufferers, according to an independent evaluation.

Global Interventions at the end of life – early progress on the project

End of life studies blog
Update from the University of Glasgow team that is examining how responses to end of life issues are developing around the world, and with what consequences.

Digital grief isn’t necessarily insincere

The Guardian – comment is free
Sheryl Sandberg was quick to post a eulogy to her husband on Facebook. Who are we to judge her?

From across ehospice editions:

Butterfly Children’s Hospices in China face short term nurse shortage

ehospice International children’s edition
Between May and October this year, the Butterfly Children’s Hospices in China is hoping to recruit volunteer western-trained nurses to support them as they recruit and train permanent nurses.

Songwriting as a means of meaning and remembering

ehospice Canada
At the HPCO Conference in Toronto, Sarah Pearson facilitated a workshop that used music therapy techniques to address the grief that hospice and palliative care workers experience from the death of patients.

Free outreach guides to reach diverse communities available

ehospice USA
Outreach Guides to help reach African American, Latino, and Faith Communities are available online, free of charge from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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