Tim Langdell – Academia.edu – 2015 The hard, cold fact is that in our society children are apparently not “meant” to die: yet on average every day, in Southern California alone, a child dies of cancer or some other terminal disease, often dying in agony arising from our society’s obsession with cure over comfort, andContinue reading “A Unique Children’s Hospice that Combines Zen and Christian Principals”
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity is rebranding its supportive and rehabilitative eight-week programme to the Living Well service, following consultation with patients, relatives, healthcare colleagues and volunteers. The Living Well service typically sees patients who are in the earlier stages of their diagnosis and those who might need assistance to manage the symptoms of their condition.Continue reading “Living Well: a new name for weekly rehabilitative support programme! – Arthur Rank Hospice Charity”
Tina Wallace has written a detailed and very personal account of her own day to day experiences, and those of her mother, living and finally dying in a care home, unable to have the normal interactions with friends and family. “The ties that bind are strong and so important. Losing them can literally be aContinue reading “Dying in lockdown”
Coronavirus: Thirteen Glasgow care home residents die in one week
Dog’s eye view of West Midlands hospice.
I have never died, so this entire book is a fool’s advice,” writes Sallie Tisdale at the start of her latest work, Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying. However, there’s wisdom in knowing that you don’t know it all, and Tisdale’s enchanting prose searches asContinue reading “Buddhist author Sallie Tisdale’s advice for future corpses”
A Hospice UK briefing In this briefing Hospice UK describe the ways Scotland’s hospices support end of life care for people living in care homes and look at what could enable more joint working to improve outcomes for people at end of life living in care homes. Too many people in Scotland miss out onContinue reading “Hospice care and care homes in Scotland”
Hal Swerissen and Stephen J Duckett Med J Aust 2015; 202 (1): 10-11. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01580 Published online: 19 January 2015 A different service mix could better meet end-of-life care needs for little additionalContinue reading “What can we do to help Australians die the way they want to?”