Article by consultant gastroenterologist Dr Seamus O’Mahony, whose new book ‘The Way We Die Now’ is published this week.
Charities divided over Peggy Mitchell’s final EastEnders scenes as beloved character took her own life
Pro and anti-euthanasia charities have spoken out over the controversial scenes that saw Peggy choose to end her life as cancer took hold of her.
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Following the death of her husband, Lesley Goodburn has turned the story of their last few days together into a play in a bid to improve palliative care in hospitals.
Age UK says one in seven of the “oldest old” – an estimated 417,000 people in all – now provides some sort of unpaid care to family or friends.
As he steps down from the National Care Forum, its director warns that too many homes are in private hands and shrinking fees paid by councils and the NHS means more of us will have to pay.
Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission, reflects on Dying Matters Awareness Week and the struggles that carers and family members face.
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