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News • May 15, 2020 08:00 BST
So, as I write this, we are in Week 7 of the UK lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for many people, we have settled into something which feels like ‘the new normal’. Whilst none of this has been a bed of roses, some people have managed to find comfort in the fact that the pace of life has slowed down and that we can take a second to watch the world go by.
News • May 13, 2020 11:15 BST
While nurses and doctors are at the heart of hospice care, there are many other individuals who play an equally important role in providing holistic support. Chaplains are a key part of the palliative care team, offering comfort and spiritual strength to people with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.
Dying Matters Week – Play Therapy is essential in helping bereaved children process their grief and loss.
News • May 11, 2020 11:50 BST
For children especially, grief can be a massive, bewildering issue. Fail to help them deal with it, and the implications for those children and young people.
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Blog posts • May 22, 2020 08:00 BST
The current Coronavirus crisis is unprecedented and has placed huge amounts of stress on society and families. Lockdown has presented challenges related to managing work, home schooling and constraints on income or normal routines have resulted in tensions and arguments.
Blog posts • May 13, 2020 08:00 BST
Preparing a child for the death of a loved one, supporting a child after a loved one has died, or helping a child to prepare for their own death is an important and vital part of the work within children’s hospice services. Many adults find this task extremely difficult and very painful, often bringing to the surface their own experiences of loss.
Blog posts • May 11, 2020 08:00 BST
Planning for my care when I am ill has been on my “to do” list for quite some time. You would think in my job I would be reminded of it every day and hasten my efforts to complete writing down my wishes.