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What’s the deal with Resuscitation?

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 1,182 views

It’s hard to miss this topic which has exploded in the media again this week. The lady in front of me on the bus home on Wednesday was reading the Daily Mail. The headline “Do you want us to let…

Painting the picture…

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:36 PM 1,174 views

Earlier this week I tweeted about the wisdom of my first ever boss. Dr Kemp was a fantastic, old-school doctor and I couldn’t have wished for a more supportive or inspiring Consultant in my first FY1 job. I’m sure he…

A good death

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 1,030 views

Having recently participated in a Radio 4 documentary entitled “How to have a good death” and during preparations for yet another lecture about the media debate surrounding end of life care I’ve been pondering the somewhat abstract concept of a…

Communication at the end of life

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,272 views

I call it ‘the grim reaper talk’. By this slightly tongue in cheek phrase I refer to the vital timely episode of communication I have with a patient’s family when we as the multidisciplinary team feel someone has entered the…