The Care of the dying adult guideline could be criticised as simply repackaging the LCP with changed emphasis on individualised care instead of the proforma, one-size-fits-all approach. But there is something very hopeful about this new guideline.
Our understanding of death changes as we grow, writes Naomi Barrow. As a child we’re fairly open about it. We have grand ideas of our loved ones (normally pets or worms) going to a ‘happy place’ or going on ‘holiday’.
A family have donated medical equipment to an NHS trust as thanks for the end of life care provided to a Widnes woman.
Patients at Fair Havens Hospice had a lovely surprise when local pantomime stars Lesley Joseph and Brian Conley dropped in for an unexpected visit.
A charity which provides hospice care for children across south-west England is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Judith Rietjens, Ida Korfage and Agnes van der Heide, on behalf of the ACTION consortium, explain the background to their European study that aims to support people with end-stage cancer to discuss end of life wishes.
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