Doctors need to be trained in the art of “diagnosing death” to prevent unnecessary distress at the end of life, Dr Erna Haraldsdottir, a senior lecturer at Queen Margaret’s University, has warned.
The latest report by the BMA highlights some honest reflections from doctors about their own shortcomings when it comes to talking about death, and providing the appropriate care when time is short, Dr Ros Taylor writes in a letter to the Guardian.
West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has commended the work of award-winning local charity, Hospice at Home West Cumbria, at a the GSK Impact Awards.
End of Life Studies blog
In this podcast, theologian Martina Holder-Franz and Professor David Clark talk about the influence of philosophy, theology and spirituality in the work of Dame Cicely Saunders, who is often described as the founder of the modern hospice movement.
Louise Charnock, palliative clinical nurse specialist at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust, explains the background to her longer article that is published in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care.
A group of 33 daring volunteers walked barefoot across hot coals on Wednesday for St Joseph’s Hospice, raising over £11,000 for the charity.
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