end of life planning

End of life care plans provide relief and healing

5 April 2016

As professionals we always think of advance care planning as providing choice and control to patients while enabling us to deliver the best care at the end of life. The reality of working with someone on their advance care plan shows that the impact is even greater, writes Mireille Hayden, Senior Partner at Gentle Dusk

'Putting end of life plans in place took a huge weight off my shoulders'

7 February 2012

My name is Norman McNamara and four years ago at the age of just 50 I was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Since then, I have dedicated my life to raising awareness of this awful illness. I lost both my father and grandmother to Alzheimer’s, so I realise that unless they find a cure I am dying, it’s as simple as that.

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