Good communication, openness, honesty and support are key to making palliative care manageable for relatives and carers
The potential that social media has to reach out to patients and the public is enormous, and healthcare professionals are just starting to act on this.
I work with people with dementia and their loved ones, helping them access information on essential matters such as support services and living with dementia.
Much can be learnt from capturing experiences about both the negative and positive aspects of care homes
Running different communication systems in parallel is a recipe for disaster
Entering into a dialogue with patients about the care we give would result in meaningful feedback
There is a need to look at how information on formula feeds can be made available to health professionals
Nurses need to be allowed to provide holistic care that is individual to the needs of their patients
People with rarer cancers deserve the same support and information as those with more common cancers
While imminent changes to the law are unlikely, the issue of assisted dying is not going to go away