Marie Curie was recognised for its work at the BMA Patient Information Awards, held in central London on the 12 September 2016. The awards celebrate accessible, well-designed and clinically-balanced patient information.
Our publication When someone dies: emotional and practical help at a difficult time won the Ethical issues award.
BMA ethics committee chair John Chisholm chose this resource and said: “It provides a wealth of practical, action-orientated information about some complex topics and emotions and does a good job of explaining them clearly and of referencing other useful organisations throughout.”
Our publications Living with a terminal illness: support for you and those close to you and Being there for someone with a terminal illness: practical and emotional support for carers, were highly commended.
Our online information resource Coping with grief as a teenager was also commended for offering information on the challenges teenagers face dealing with grief.
Alison Tebbutt, information and support content manager, said: “We launched our new information and support service, which includes a support line, an online community and a wide range of information, in 2015 to better support all people affected by terminal illness.
“We’re delighted that our publications, which are a key part of this service, have been recognised by the BMA for being well-balanced, accessible and easy to use.
“We would not be able to produce our information without the help of experts and our panel of people directly affected by terminal illness. We are extremely grateful to them for helping us produce the best information we can for those who need it.”
Publications by Marie Curie can be downloaded and ordered on the charity’s website. Marie Curie’s support line, 0800 090 2309*, is open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays, while the online community is available 24/7.
*Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.