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15 November 2018
Responding to the briefing ‘The health care workforce in England: make or break?’ published today by The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust, Carole Walford, Chief Clinical...
14 January 2011
It looks like a new series of the BBC2 programme Can’t Take it With You starts tonight and might be worth a look in because tonight will see Gerry Robinson helping two families who can’t decide what to write in their wills and will highlight the fact that Dying well will is more likely to be achieved by talking about it early.
5 January 2011
Breaking the taboo of discussing dying is the first step in ensuring good end of life care
29 December 2010
Dying Matters is calling on people to use their New Year’s resolution this year to ensure they get what they really want from life by including resolutions for the five things they want to do before they die and the five things they want to be remembered for.
21 December 2010
How do you tell a three-year-old boy that his daddy is going to die? Suzy Le Carpentier shares her experience of telling her young son that his daddy was dying and what helped her and husband start such a painful conversation.
20 December 2010
Dying Matters says across the UK more than one in 10 people over 65 will spend Christmas alone, making them especially vulnerable - with thousands at increased risk of dying because of the cold weather.
20 December 2010
BBC health correspondent, Adam Brimelow, reports on our campaign calling on people to keep an eye out for neighbours who may be frail and vulnerable this Christmas. We are asking people to then go one step further and discuss plans for dying, to ensure final wishes are carried out.
15 December 2010
This weeks Oberserver Magazine celebrates 13 obituaries from 2010
14 December 2010
The Department of Health and Macmillan Cancer Support have joined forces on a new initiative aimed at improving end of life care on the Isle of Man. The two year project will work with patients, carers, health and social care professionals and the voluntary and faith sectors on the Isle of Man, to produce an agreed end of life care strategy and to develop an implementation plan for improving end of life care across a wide range of life limiting conditions.
10 December 2010
Leading commentators launched an exclusive performance at the British Museum to raise awareness of death and dying, with a discussion on the arts in end of life care.
3 December 2010
Spanish researchers say if children were taught in school about death they would have a more intense approach to life. Fabiana Siracusa and colleagues at the University of Granada in Spain say 76 percent of children fear death because their mothers avoid the topic. The researchers say children tend to believe in life after death and the belief is more common among girls than among boys.



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