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#Hospice

From TheJournal.ie For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with Hospice

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel' Our Lady's Hospice This post contains videos

WATCH: Take a tour of Dublin's newest hospice, which 'feels more like a hotel'

“This may be the last room someone will live in.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death Have Your Say

'Dying alone. Like my mother did': Irish people are sharing their fears about serious illness and death

The Irish Hospice Foundation gathered opinions of over 2,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie 'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment' All Ireland Study

'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'

A new study examined the palliative care needs on the island of Ireland by surveying hundreds of GPs and psychiatrists.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Gard to be moved to hospice for his final days after ruling by judge Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard to be moved to hospice for his final days after ruling by judge

A judge made the order after an agreement on Charlie’s end-of-life care plan couldn’t be found.

From TheJournal.ie No agreement over where Charlie Gard will spend his final days Charlie Gard

No agreement over where Charlie Gard will spend his final days

Great Ormond Street Hospital said moving Charlie home would not be practical.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death' Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl Lauralynn

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.

From TheJournal.ie 'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing' Death Charter

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

From TheJournal.ie "My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him" Opinion

"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"

Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Gleeson says hospice care his parents received 're-awakened his faith in humanity' Coffee Morning

Brendan Gleeson says hospice care his parents received 're-awakened his faith in humanity'

“The hospice just embraces death … and gives people the finest death possible.”

Florence and the Machine sang a surprise duet with a sick fan who couldn't make her gig

The teenager was too sick to leave the hospice – so Florence came to her.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world Opinion

Kevin lived for just nine years, but he taught us about life, love, and the world

Mairead Dunford writes about her son Kevin, who died aged nine, and how he taught their family how to love even though he had a life-limiting condition.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda Palliative Care

Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda

Some 95% of people with cancer there will never access treatment such as chemotherapy, radiology or oncology.

From TheJournal.ie 'What I've learned from 20 years volunteering at a hospice' Harold's Cross

'What I've learned from 20 years volunteering at a hospice'

‘The patients here teach you how to live.’

From TheJournal.ie 'Having terminal cancer is very sad, but it's part of a bigger plan' Palliative Care This post contains videos

'Having terminal cancer is very sad, but it's part of a bigger plan'

We speak to a patient and nurse about life in a hospice.

From TheJournal.ie How to support a bereaved person at Christmas A Difficult Time This post contains videos

How to support a bereaved person at Christmas

This time of year can be particularly difficult for someone who has lost a loved one.

From TheJournal.ie Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life Last Rites

Last Rites: the arrival of a priest is a monument to finality in Irish life

How do people who are around death as a job handle it?

From TheJournal.ie 'What would you tweet from your deathbed?' Death Cafe

'What would you tweet from your deathbed?'

A conversation between 300 people – about dying.

From TheJournal.ie 'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death' Think Ahead This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie The death café is coming to Dublin Death And Coffee

The death café is coming to Dublin

Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.

From TheJournal.ie Famous Irish sons pay tribute to their amazing dads Sons And Fathers

Famous Irish sons pay tribute to their amazing dads

It’s being put in a book in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person Care

Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person

Palliative care is not just about pain relief for older people during their final days – it’s about quality of life for your loved one.

From TheJournal.ie Susie Long Hospice Fund set to open six palliative care beds in Kilkenny Cancer

Susie Long Hospice Fund set to open six palliative care beds in Kilkenny

The SLHF eventually wants to open a 12-bed hospice in St Luke’s Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause Irish Hospice

49 cyclists, 700km and one very good cause

Dozens of Irish people are set to cycle across Spain to raise vital funds for night nurses.

From TheJournal.ie A son in a coma - and a family determined to help others with brain injuries Padraig Schaler

A son in a coma - and a family determined to help others with brain injuries

Pádraig Schaler is in the care of a hospital in Hamburg, and his family want to help others in similar situations.

From TheJournal.ie Are you comfortable talking about death and dying? Conversation

Are you comfortable talking about death and dying?

A new report has highlighted how end of life care in Ireland could be improved.

From TheJournal.ie Children's hospice LauraLynn to begin providing home care Health Superheroes

Children's hospice LauraLynn to begin providing home care

A pilot programme is to be rolled out over the next 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie New palliative care unit in Kilkenny announced by Susie Long Hospice Fund Hospice

New palliative care unit in Kilkenny announced by Susie Long Hospice Fund

The fund want to continue working towards a 12 bed unit.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's talk about death (no, seriously) Opinion

Opinion: Let's talk about death (no, seriously)

Do the Irish really ‘do death well’? We certainly know how to toast the departed, but we have a deep-rooted discomfort around discussing any practical aspect of death.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: 55,000 children take part in National Pyjama Day to raise money for charity So Cosy This post contains images

Pics: 55,000 children take part in National Pyjama Day to raise money for charity

Money raised will go to a programme to support families caring for their seriously ill children at home.

Comedian shares funny and heartbreaking tweets from dying father's bedside

Laurie Kilmartin’s father is dying from lung cancer.

From TheJournal.ie 2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services Hospice Care

2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services

There should be 450 hospice beds in the country. Today, there are only 155 hospice beds available.

From TheJournal.ie 35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care Pyjamas

35,000 children to wear PJs to school to raise money for hospice care

Since its establishment in 2003, National Pyjama Day has raised over €1.73 million for children’s charities in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: 'Lincoln' props to be auctioned following Day-Lewis Oscar win Auction This post contains images

Pics: 'Lincoln' props to be auctioned following Day-Lewis Oscar win

The props, which were donated by Steven Spielberg, were held back from a previous auction and will go towards the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.

From TheJournal.ie Report: Irish hospice care high, but regional inequalities persist Hospice Care

Report: Irish hospice care high, but regional inequalities persist

A programme introduced in hospices was examined by Trinity College Dublin researchers.

GALLERY: A taste of Hollywood for Dublin's 'Lincoln' premiere Irish Premiere This post contains images

GALLERY: A taste of Hollywood for Dublin's 'Lincoln' premiere

Steven Spielberg’s new movie is getting its European premiere in Dublin thanks to Daniel Day Lewis’s affinity for a Wicklow hospice.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Props from Lincoln film to be auctioned for Wicklow Hospice Lincoln This post contains images

Pics: Props from Lincoln film to be auctioned for Wicklow Hospice

Organisers hope to raise funds for building a new stand alone hospice in Brittas Bay with the help of one of its patrons, Daniel Day-Lewis.

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