Daily News Roundup – 7 October 2015

Categories: In The Media.

How hospices care for the dying

BBC News
The UK has been named as the best country in the world at providing end-of-life care. Much of this work is done by hospices. How do they bring comfort to patients and their families?

‘I’d rather go while watching Countdown’ – the British way of death

The Guardian
Britain is the best place in the world to die, according to a new survey. But how can that be true, asks Stuart Jeffries, when we work so hard at airbrushing death from our lives?

Going to work, writing letters for the future and speaking your mind: Day-to-day living when you know you’re dying

The Independent
On Reddit, many users with terminal conditions have been sharing their stories of how they are choosing to live their lives in the knowledge they have a finite period of time until their death.

Missing Medicine

BBC Radio 4
Ashgate Hospice feature in the latest episode of File on 4, discussing problems they have faced in getting hold of one particular pain medication.

Quality of Death Index – something to celebrate?

BBC News
Celebration is probably the wrong word even though the UK tops an important international league table for one aspect of health care.

Hospice boss welcomes survey showing UK is best in the world for palliative care

Worcester News
The head of St Richard’s Hospice has welcomed the finding of a national report ranking end-of-life care in the UK as the best in the world.

UK is best place to die thanks to hospices like St Peter’s

Bristol Post
Simon Caraffi, CEO of St Peter’s Hospice, said that hospices working in partnership with the NHS’s palliative care expertise had created the UK’s winning formula.

We continue our round up of the media coverage surrounding Hospice Care Week:

“Grimsby George” on his love for the town, its hospice and his dad (ITV News)

Hospice supported sick son in his final months (Swindon Advertiser)

Hospice Care Week: “It’s not your sympathy we need but an audience” (Marie Curie blog)

St Clare’s Hospice opens its doors during Hospice Care Week (The Shields Gazette)

Spotlight on Derbyshire hospices to mark #HospiceCareWeek (Derbyshire Times)

From across ehospice editions:

Community participation in palliative care: A conversation with Dr Devi Vijay and Dr Shahaduz Zaman

Palliative care for those affected by war, persecution or natural disasters

Palliative care for young adults in England

Tax law compliance for palliative care institutions

Access to palliative care in US hospitals still not universal

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