Hospice Blog

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Saturday, 11th November, 2017

My Mum, My Angel in Heaven ...by Gemma

“My mum, a phenomenal woman, was now my angel in Heaven”… a heartfelt story by Gemma, who was just 14 when her Mum died in 2016.

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Friday, 10th November, 2017

How do we know we're doing the right thing?

Can we assume we do the best for every patient? How is research playing a key role in driving evidence-based care and enhancing hospice care for the future?

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Friday, 15th September, 2017

Am I Grieving Right?

Is my grief normal? Am I being weak? Is this taking me too long?… Dr Paul Beadon, Lead Clinical Psychologist at Rowans Hospice, looks at how grief affects…

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Monday, 14th August, 2017

Find life's flavour: How to enjoy eating again to live well

One thing you may not realise about a life-limiting illness is how much it can affect your relationship with food and eating. Why is it so important to…

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Monday, 17th July, 2017

Abseil-utely terrified! How hypnotherapy can help us regain control in life

Tracy’s hands were shaking, her breathing was speeding up. Her worst fear was facing her… to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower. Would her hypnotherapy sessions help her ‘over…

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Friday, 16th June, 2017

Eric Clapton, Bluetooth & Cigarettes… what is Spiritual Care in the 21st Century?

You might think that spiritual care isn’t for you if don’t have a religious belief. Our Chaplain Carol Gully explains how modern spiritual care is so much more.

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Sunday, 7th May, 2017

Why don't we talk about dying?

We don’t talk about death and dying, but having these conversations now can enhance life and help you live well NOW because Dying Matters. Dying Matters Week 8-13…

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Monday, 17th April, 2017

Goals to Values: Reassessing life goals to find renewed meaning and fulfilment in life

by Gemima Fitzgerald, Clinical Psychologist & Bereavement Lead at Rowans Hospice Lent came to an end over the weekend, and for many of us, so too did several…

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Friday, 7th April, 2017

Education: Changing the face of end of life care in the 21st Century

What role must education play to ensure we deliver the best end of life care? Jill Short, Education Lead, explains what we do well, and what more must…

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Monday, 27th March, 2017

50 years on... How one lady's vision revolutionised care for the dying

As we celebrate 50 years of modern hospice care, we look at one remarkable lady’s vision that changed care of the dying, and what still needs to be…

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