21 April 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Kay Gilderdale tells the story of her arrest
In a second extract from her book One last goodbye, Kay Gilderdale describes how she was charged with attempted murder for helping her daughter Lynn, who had severe M.E., to die. In court, Lynn’s own account of her decision to end her life, taken from a letter she sent to her closest friends, was read out. Kay was found not guilty
Daily Mail, p 66-67 and online
CBT therapists must understand M.E.
Writing to the editor, a practising counsellor who has had M.E. for 14 years raises concerns about the PACE trial. The letter says that the results contradict patient surveys by Action for M.E. and the M.E. Association, and warns counsellors and therapists not to recommend exercise regimes to their clients that may risk serious relapse. It also points out that the success of CBT seems to depend very much on the therapist and their experience of understanding M.E.
Therapy Today, online
£1.5 million M.E. research fund
A letter from Sir Peter Spencer, Action for M.E., highlights the £1.5 million set aside by the Medical Research Council to fund research into the causes of M.E.
News Post Leader, p 8
Dream of working in the church
After living with M.E. for more then ten years, Gabrielle Thomas has recovered to follow her dream of working in the church by volunteering at Gloucester City
This is Gloucestershire, online
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