Daily news roundup – 7 October 2016

Categories: In The Media.

Coronation Street stars visit Bolton Hospice

Bolton News
The cast of Coronation Street spread a smile among residents and their families when they dropped into Bolton Hospice on Sunday.

Dads bare their bodies (and their feelings) for Welsh charity’s nude calendar shoot

Wales Online
The fathers have not only bared their naked bodies to raise money for Ty Hafan, but have also exposed their feelings on the realities of raising a child with a life-limiting condition and how they cope when their child sadly dies.

‘Witnessing the last words of patients is a privilege’: Life on the front line of St George’s Hospital transport service

SW Londoner
For the last nine years Moe Mengrani has been on the front line of St George’s Hospital’s transport services. Working so closely with patients, many who suffer from chronic and terminal illnesses, Moe can sometimes be the last person they communicate with.

Quality of life 
can be worth more than extending 
life at all costs

The Scotsman
“There is never a more important time to get someone’s care needs right than when they are at the end of life – you only get one chance,” writes Richard Meade, Marie Curie’s head of policy and public affairs in Scotland.

Children’s nurses needed to bridge care gap

The Huffington Post blog
Dame Elizabeth Fradd, patron of Together for Short Lives, writes about the shortage of children’s palliative care nurses.

Working with carers and professionals to identify local priorities for end of life research

NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester blog
Peter Mellor, a CLAHRC Greater Manchester facilitator, blogs about how they’ve worked with family carers and healthcare professionals to set priorities in end of life care research.

Podcasts can help global discussion of palliative care

Amara Nwosu’s blog
A new study conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL) shows the positive impact and reach podcasts can have on palliative care globally.

Netflix documentary confronts uncomfortable conversations on death

BMA blog
“This is the reality,” Dr Zitter tells her assembled staff. “We’re all going to die, everyone in this room is going to die one day, and it’s good to have a bit of a say in how.”

Truth is the first casualty in the war against pain

End of life studies blog
“Assuming we have a basic humanitarian desire for it to be so, a pain-free world is currently not attainable,“ writes Dr Clare Roques.

Project Estar ao Seu Lado: Living with total pain in Brazil

EAPC blog
To mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Santiago Rodríguez Corrêa, a family physician, and Carla Mazuko, a nurse, from Project Estar ao Seu Lado, Brazil, pick up the theme of this year’s event: ‘Living and dying in pain: it doesn’t have to happen’.