Living Wills

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

A Moors Murderer, Resuscitation and Medical Certainty

Helen Gaskell | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK
Helen Gaskell

Brady and his crimes, of course, stir up strong emotions and continuing interest from law enforcement. Only in August, Ms Powell was arrested after telling the makers of a television documentary that Brady had sent her a letter to be given after his death to Winifred Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, the only one of his victims whose body has still not been found.

'Living Wills' and the 'Right to Die'

Helen Gaskell | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Gaskell

The lack of a database of 'living wills' is more than merely a statistical concern. As both 'living wills' and LPAs are legally-binding documents, clinicians might find themselves treating individuals who had expressly wished not to be saved with all the complications which might ensue.

'Living Wills' and the Medical Profession: When Clinical Best Intentions Clash With Patient Intent

Helen Gaskell | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Gaskell

We live, we are told, in an age of independence, when individuals possess more ability to take control of their lives than any previous era in history.

Do not Resuscitate

Jo Cartwright | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK
Jo Cartwright

The use of Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Orders (DNAR) has received a fair amount of coverage in recent weeks, and will be discussed on today's One Show (on BBC1 at 7pm). It's a sobering subject but one of huge importance.