Tag Archives: hospice

How will you die?

We are all going to do it at some point in our lives, but popular conceptions can be far from reality. Characters in soap operas, for instance, tend not only die quickly but mostly from unusual causes. In reality, most … Continue reading

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Can I die at home please?

It’s a question many of us may ask. Either to a doctor or as a silent plea. Sometimes when I am just poorly with the flu I try to think about it. My choice would probably be self-deliverance. Would I … Continue reading

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Euthanasia & hospices: the unexpected link

A major new global study, released today by the Economist Intelligence Unit, has ranked the UK as top of the world league for palliative care. But some evidence also suggests right-to-die campaigners are successfully pressuring policy-makers into improving that very … Continue reading

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Palliative care lottery – some diseases getting better care than others

“Can we offer you some palliative care to make your last days more comfortable, Sir? Cancer is it? Jolly good – you go to the top of the list! Sorry – dementia was it? No, I’m sorry – bit patchy … Continue reading

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