Nurses play a critical role in ensuring people with a terminal illness can achieve the best possible quality of life in the time they have left, writes Dee Sissons, director of nursing at Marie Curie.
Working with cancer patients makes me more determined to experience all that life has to offer, but sometimes the pain is more than I can bear.
BBC Radio 4
JP Devlin visits the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull to talk to the terminally ill inpatients and day visitors for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme.
Sacha Langton-Gilks is keen for other families to think positively about end of life preparation and talk of a death plan as we do for a birth plan, following the death of her son from a brain tumour, aged 16.
The bill to introduce assisted dying that will be debated by MPs in September has been published. It has been confirmed that it will be the same as the bill previously introduced by Lord Falconer.
Andrew Fletcher, chief executive of Longfield, says the charity is already planning for the increased need for its services and will be able to support the NHS with its new stratgey to improve care for cancer patients.
Death is never easy. But Oliver Sacks shows us an approach that views life as a welcome gift rather than bemoaning death as a medical failure, writes oncologist and author Ranjana Srivastava.
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