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My own view on palliative care is that it’s not just about someone who is coming near the end of their life. I think palliative care should be available for people with life-limiting illnesses when those illnesses start to become serious; the one that I would have most experience of would be MS. So for instance when a person moves into progressive... Read More
I am a qualified nurse myself which makes no difference because, at the end of the day, you’re a carer. Teresa was first diagnosed with a tumour in roughly about 1997. She was then re-diagnosed at a check-up and scanned that the cancer had returned and by this stage it had badly spread. They told us that really there was no treatable cure and any... Read More
When we had talked about his death, the one thing he was sure of was that he wanted to die at home. I brought him home on the 5th of May 2016. He saw it as a big change. The biggest difficulty for him was that with the help of the hospital palliative care team they put a home care package in place, where we would have a carer come in twice a day... Read More