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The challenge of caring for frail older people as they enter the last year of their lives

Published on: Author: chrisisles Leave a comment

One of the greatest challenges facing the NHS, in this its 70th anniversary year, is the care of  ageing and increasingly frail older people.  End of life care is not something that we as doctors seem to want to talk about, which means that when patients are admitted as an emergency to hospital the default… Continue reading

Being human in the face of ‘personalisation’, and what that means when we come to the end of our lives

Published on: Author: Jacqueline Kandsberger Leave a comment
Jackie Kandsberger on the University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus

All over the USA people are crying out that we have lost the ability to communicate with our fellow man, that words no longer even have the same meaning to each of us in our polarised society. Brexit, Trump … slowly the eyes of the world are turning to the next western elections: France, then Germany. When… Continue reading