Xenia Hospice – a home with a heart

Posted on: 4th September 2016 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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Thursday August 18, 2016, Maneesha facilitated a beautiful Evening on Death in Leiden, The Netherlands. The next day I showed her the old city and the hospice I work for…

An Advance Health Directive for my Mum

Posted on: 28th March 2013 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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An excerpt: ‘My mother died nine days ago. She was seventy and had suffered a heart attack…. My sister Kelly found her dead in her chair. Kelly dialled 999. The…

The Liverpool Care Pathway: Creating, Not Easing, Concerns

Posted on: 26th October 2012 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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Yesterday (October 25th) the front page of The Daily Mail in the UK featured the headline ’Doctors to Act on Care Pathway’. A major review is going to take place…

What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?

Posted on: 19th July 2012 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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The following is extracted from an article printed in The New Yorker, 2010. Well worth a read. Letting Go: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life? by Atul Gawande August 2, 2010 Modern…

Taking Responsibility for Death (New York Times, March 30th 2012)

Posted on: 1st April 2012 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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I was standing by my 89-year-old mother’s hospital bed when she asked a doctor, “Is there anything you can do here to give me back the life I had last…

Dying for Change: a pamphlet created by the independent think-tank, Demos

Posted on: 5th February 2012 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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  Demos is an independent think-tank focused on power and politics. It develops and spread ideas to give people more power over their own lives. Its vision is of a…

A Good Death

Posted on: 25th January 2012 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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People deserve to have their end-of-life care wishes met With the number of dying each year expected to increase, the government needs to make the right to a good death…

Australia ranks 2nd in ‘Quality of Death: ranking end-of-life care’ study

Posted on: 15th January 2011 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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(excerpted from The Weekend Australian, January 15-16, 2011) The focus of the healthcare system is on providing longer, healthier lives…. There’s little focus on the quality of death. In a culture…

Letting Go Part 6: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?

Posted on: 12th September 2010 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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From The New Yorker by Atul Gawande August 2, 2010                                            …

Letting Go Part 5: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?

Posted on: 12th September 2010 0 Posted in: End of Life Care Tagged in:
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  From The New Yorker by Atul Gawande August 2, 2010 There is no single way to take people with terminal illness through the process, but, according to Block, there are some rules….


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