‘Turn back the clock to pre-1993’ says RNHA

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

SARA QUICK argues that older people who are terminally-ill should be able to discuss assisted dying in an atmosphere of openness, and be able to choose the option of a ‘good death’.

As proprietor of a large care home in Essex, I am frequently asked many questions about death. It’s a subject with which I feel vastly acquainted, and although my job is to ensure that our residents have the best quality of life in their latter years, part of this quality involves creating a sense of security about dying. Death, after all, is inevitable. A good death, however, can only be achieved.

When patients reach the terminal phases of their lives – and sometimes before – they often ask about their options. I have received many reques

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