Daily news roundup – 8 June 2016

Categories: In The Media.

It is cheaper and more compassionate to care for the dying out of hospital

The Telegraph
“People dying in hospital when they would rather be at home is an enduring problem,” writes Lynda Thomas, chief executive at Macmillan Cancer Support.

End of life care to be rebranded as it makes patients fearful about their treatment

Renaming ‘palliative care’ to ‘supportive care’ will mean patients might be less fearful about accessing services, say experts.

All future GPs should have palliative care experience, says GP trainee

GP Online
GPs should develop palliative care experience as part of their training, according to GP trainee Dr Abhijit Gill, who is currently working at Royal Trinity Hospice.

Work well under way on St David’s Hospice inpatient unit

South Wales Argus
Four-and-a-half months since the turf was first cut, and the landscape behind the headquarters of St David’s Hospice Care in Newport is being transformed by work on its new inpatient unit.

Children’s hospice unveils plans for its expansion

North London Newspapers
Revised designs for the expansion of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, which could serve more than 1,000 terminally-ill children, have been unveiled.

The volunteers that charity leaders have never forgotten

The Guardian
As part of Volunteers’ Week, charity bosses (including Hospice UK’s CEO) pay tribute to an amazing volunteer who inspired them.

“Being a Helper volunteer is just like being a friend”

Marie Curie blog
Student Faye Morrison became a Helper volunteer in Newcastle after seeing the amazing care her grandmother received. To coincide with Volunteers’ Week, she shares her experiences of taking on this role.

Aid in dying: a triumph of choice over care?

GeriPal blog
“Last year the legislative bodies of California and the UK were both faced with the decision to legalise physician assisted dying. I believe that the different paths taken might reflect the different philosophies these countries hold regarding the primacy of choice and autonomy,” writes Elizabeth Dzeng.

From across the ehospice editions:

International edition: Indian palliative care volunteer receives award at regional lung cancer conference

International edition: Awake at the bedside – a conversation with Koshin Paley-Ellison

South Africa edition: Catching up with the CEO of St Bernard’s Hospice René Wienekus

USA edition: Statement by the President on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America

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