Category Archives for "Planning"


Palliative and end of life care

What is palliative care? Palliative care is a way of controlling symptoms to help you live out your final days as comfortably as possible. Commonly, palliative care may be offered to you if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Though, it’s not only for people who are living with terminal cancer – anyone with […]

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How will technology change healthcare?

How will technology change healthcare? With Apple recently announcing its move into the healthcare industry by creating its own primary care health clinics called AC Wellness, where staff will get free healthcare in return for their data being used to test healthcare technologies, the company joins the likes of Amazon in the race to make […]

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What is Hospice Care?

What is hospice care? Here in the UK almost half of people spend their final days in hospital yet the majority of us say we would prefer to die in our own home or, increasingly, a hospice. A hospice provides end of life care for after you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness, which includes […]

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A Grey Matter: Dead Thinkers’ Brains

The Disappointing Afterlife of Great Brains Do extraordinary minds make for extraordinary brain tissue? Is it true that bigger really means better? Here, we look at the habit of researchers to cut open dead scientists and philosophers in order to pickle and preserve their brains. Many of these thinkers didn’t explicitly consent to having their […]

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Dying at Home

Dying at home Figures from a survey carried out in 2013 by the Office for National Statistics showed that 85% of those who died in hospital that year had wished to die at home. Now, the amount of people dying at home is at the highest it’s been for 12 years. With a growing trend […]

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Repatriation We may have already touched on dying abroad, but sometimes people aren’t on holiday when they die – they are living there. This can also apply to people living in the UK who want to go back to their country of origin when they die. Repatriation is defined as the returning of an asset, […]

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