Doctors and nurses treating dying patients are still failing to tell patients’ families and friends that their loved one could die imminently, according to the end of life care audit by the Royal College of Physicians.
The predicted explosion of dementia cases may be less severe than previously thought, a study in Nature Communications suggests.
A woman who is campaigning to change the law so people with terminal illnesses have better rights has received the backing of more than 30 MPs.
The Irish News
Belfast-born presenter Eamonn Holmes has backed the campaign to furnish patient bedrooms in the new Northern Ireland Hospice building, scheduled to open in north Belfast.
Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America made a rare appearance behind the wheel of several Stagecoach buses earlier this month in aid of Helen and Douglas House Hospice.
Together for Short Lives blog
Text of a speech given by Barbara Gelb at the Westminster Health Forum on improving the quality of care at the end of life through standards, guidance and regulation.
Marie Curie blog
Former bus driver Paul Nolan has been visiting Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool, as a day patient for six years. Here he shares his experiences.
St Joseph’s Hospice blog
Nigel Dodds, nurse consultant, explains why the hospice is hosting the East End’s Biggest Death Café at the hospice during Dying Matters Week.
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