Companion Voices comfort dying people through song

26 April 2016

Judith SilverJudith Silver, left, is a self-employed musician and the founder of Companion Voices: choirs who offer spiritual support and comfort to dying people through singing at their bedsides. Judith set up the first of these groups in Brighton in February 2014, and has since set up further choirs in Watford and London.

How the GSF is changing the face of death

22 April 2015

Professor Keri Thomas, National Clinical Director of the Gold Standards Framework Centre, the UK’s leading provider of training for generalist health and social care professionals working in end of life care, writes about how embracing mortality as a society can transform the care people receive when they are dying.     

Jo Black commits to a feisty old age in Lewisham

31 January 2013

Jo BlackJoanna Black, Dying Matters and National Council for Palliative Care Community Involvement Manager, shares an inspirational morning planning for the future with th

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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