palliative

Using my own loss to help others

15 January 2014

Maureen and her sonAustralian author Maureen Meredith gathered together her experience of losing loved ones, most significantly her son, to write her book 'Onwards and Upwards – Strategies for Grieving and Supporting'.

Questions that lead to more questions

26 November 2013

Robyn Stitt Robyn Stitt is a complementary therapist, specialising in Kinesiology, who has also worked as a radiation therapist for more than 25 years. She has recently begun volunteering in the complementary care section of her local hospice and palliative care service in South Australia, where she lives.

The power of poetry in hospice care

7 January 2015

Phil and hospice patientPhil Isherwood, pictured, right, with a patient at Bolton Hospice, where he is a volunteer poet, discusses the potential for poetry to boost patients' psychological wellbeing in hospice settings. Phil is also a research student at the University of Bolton, writing a thesis on ‘Numinous Connections: Poetry in the Hospice’. 

St John's Hospice, where passion and innovation meet

22 August 2014

The Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, has developed a high profile for its award-winning Partnership in Excellence Palliative Support (PEPS) service, which has most recently been nominated for an NHS Patient Safety Award. Jo Burnham (pictured below, far right, with St John's Hospice staff), Head of Stakeholder Relations for the National Council for Palliative Care, the lead charity of Dying Matters, visited St John’s to find out more.

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