A mother was granted her dying wishes – to meet her granddaughter and to walk her daughter down the aisle.
Alison Tonks, associate editor at The BMJ asks: Why do we find it so difficult to talk about dying?
Nine year old Tobias Davey completed his first ever 5k run, and has raised funds for Trinity Hospice in Clapham beyond his expectations.
A campaign to stop a Canterbury hospice from closing has attracted more than 13 thousand supporters – causing trustees to reconsider. A trustee of Pilgrims Hospice said she was “extremely concerned” about the level of opposition.
There are 1.4m people working for the health service and a similar number staffing care homes and providing vital home help. But these figures are dwarfed by a hidden workforce – the UK’s army of carers.
Dr Fliss Murtagh reflects on Professor David Currow’s ‘outstanding plenary presentation’ at the 8th EAPC World Research Congress.