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Working as a doctor, I have seen first hand what happens when we don’t face up to our mortality. The sad truths about hospital that no one tells you One night when I was on duty a 95 year old gentleman came into our hospital with severe flu and pneumonia. He caught the flu from…

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  Lidy Seysener is used to difficult conversations. She’s been having them, and leading others through them, for her whole career over about half a century. She knows that some of the most difficult conversations we’ll ever need to have in our lives are about ageing, death and dying. And it’s no less confronting for…

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People know about most things they’re supposed to do in preparing for end of life. Write a will, get the finances in order. But what happens if you become incapacitated, or your health deteriorates slowly? This is where many people are not prepared, leaving your life and death decisions up to your family and doctors….

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  Dr Merran Cooper, Medical doctor and the CEO of Touchstone Life Care, chats with Warren Moore about Palliative Care, Euthanasia and Advance Care Directives on Better Living. You can Also listen to this podcast here: Summary of the discussion:   Palliative care has always been my passion. My mission is to help people express what action…

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Often people want to help care for someone but just don't know how or what they should do. Patients who are in bed for long periods of time are prone to pneumonia and therefore shortness of breath. If they become restless, agitated or confused it can be because of lack of oxygen in their blood. This...

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