palliative care

bed blocker

A ‘bed blocking’ crisis threatens the NHS. Here’s how to fix it

The NHS is the victim of its own success. Every patient whose life it saves and patches up is a…

Why doctors aren’t good at predicting how long patients have left

Not every patient who is dying wants to know how long they have left to live, but many patients and…

Alas, poor Yorick. And spare a thought for the rest of us

The art of dying well

Do we want to live as long as modern medicine allows us, or only so long as life is sweet? By Margaret McCartney