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New website aims to transform the experience of ‘waiting’ for healthcare

The experience of waiting in the health sector – from reception areas in healthcare settings, to our homes in anticipation of professional healthcare support – is the focus of an innovative new website that aims to help people improve the quality of time spent in such situations. WhatAreYouWaitingFor.org.uk has been developed to enable people in […]


Making the most of waiting

Ray Earwicker, a WCCEH friend, writes … If time is a great healer, is waiting the problem? Florence Nightingale (1859) certainly thought so. She saw it as bad for health – “apprehension, uncertainty, waiting (my italics), fear of surprise…do a patient more harm than any exertion.” It’s tiresome too, as the Kinks noted in 1965 […]


Centre seminar: A good death? The cultural contexts of palliative care

The latest in the series of seminars run in partnership with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health considered the question of a ‘good death’ and the cultural contexts of palliative care. End of life care aims to help people live and die with dignity. Cultural norms, beliefs and expectations heavily influence how this […]