End of Life Journal Archives

Content tagged with End of life decisions

Inequalities in end-of-life care still exist

Heather Richardson

"I live in a society where I get good end-of-life care regardless of who I am, where I live or the circumstances of my life" The above statement has been written from the perspective of someone nearing the end of life. It represents one of six positive ambitions for palliative... Read full article

Advance decisions: worth the paper they are (not) written on?

Richard Huxtable

Law and policy in England and Wales permit individuals to set down, in advance of future incapacity, their wishes as to what medical treatment they would want—and, particularly, not want—to receive in the future. A House of Lords Select Committee has, however, recently found that the reality of advance decision-making... Read full article

Is sedation at the end of life compatible with the principles of palliative care?

Antonia Dean, Barbara Beard

Palliative sedation has been a matter of clinical debate for many years, largely due to uncertainty surrounding whether it may hasten death. Recently, it has also come under public and media scrutiny as part of the review of end-of-life practices initiated by concerns about the Liverpool Care Pathway for the... Read full article

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