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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 […]

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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 […]

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