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…


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