East Staffordshire relying too heavily on volunteers to provide end-of-life care, watchdog claims – Burton Mail


Burton Mail

East Staffordshire relying too heavily on volunteers to provide end-of-life care, watchdog claims
Burton Mail
Research led by Healthwatch Staffordshire has revealed "gaps and inconsistencies" in the way end-of-life care is delivered. The body's investigation discovered weaknesses in "advance care planning" – the process during which someone who is dying …

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Doctors should not make snap decisions on end-of-life care, says health watchdog – The Guardian


The Guardian

Doctors should not make snap decisions on end-of-life care, says health watchdog
The Guardian
Lord Howard of Lympne, chairman of Hospice UK, said: “There can never be 'a tick-list approach' towards caring for the dying and this guidance must be underpinned by greater investment in training and education for all staff involved in end of life care.
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Watchdog cautions doctors in Sunnybrook end-of-life case – Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Watchdog cautions doctors in Sunnybrook end-of-life case
Toronto Star
Joy Wawrzyniak filed the complaint and appeals against the two physicians after the death of her father, Douglas DeGuerre, at Sunnybrook on Sept. 22, 2008. The 88-year-old man had wanted to be given every chance at life with a “full code” designation

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