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Dying at home or in hospital dependent on wealth, location and number of diseases

Researchers from King’s College London’s Cicely Saunders Institute have publishe...

Thousands of cancer patients die in hospital against their wishes

A new report from Macmillan Cancer Support warns that a ‘crisis of communication...

Not enough staff to support pain management at home, survey says

Only half of British healthcare professionals say there is enough staff to suppo...

Future demand for palliative care set to rise

New research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine has projected tha...

How to Make Good Decisions

The UK's National Council for Palliative Care have published this useful guide t...

UK National Council for Palliative Care Merges with Hospice UK

Financial pressures appear to have forced the merger of two great UK organisatio...

Hundreds Die in UK Every Year Just Because People Don't Talk

I read this article in the UK's Telegraph newspaper today and wept....

Video Testimonials are Crucial

Video testimonials as part of digital advance care plans received high marks in ...

Now We Are Ten

Ten! Tenth birthdays generally involve ice cream and lots of balloons. Tenth ann...

You've Earned Your University/College Degree - Now What?

You’ve worked so hard to get to this point. Take the time to celebrate your achi...

Renowned Doctor explains why even 18-year-olds should plan for the unexpected

Renowned palliative care physician, BJ Miller’s career trajectory was drasticall...

Response from Langston Jackson's mother/ subject of the article of importance of advanced care directives of your children written Jan 2017

I would just like to thank-you for using my son's, Langston Jackson's miracle fi...

Month Long #KnowAboutMe Campaign Launched

Dying Matters has launched a month long social media campaign on Twitter #Knowab...

The MyDirectives' Story told by Founders Jeff Zucker and Scott Brown

Ever have a “Twilight Zone” moment? Not as in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books ...

Australian Webinar on Dementia Choices and Planning for the Future

The Australian charity, Decision Assist, is holding a free webinar that will foc...

What You Need to Discuss With Your Doctor

If you are living with serious illness or are simply planning ahead for your own...

What You Need to Discuss With Your Family and Friends

Even if you’re not dealing with a life-limitng illness, an accident or injury co...

Call for National Standard for End of Life Care in NHS

Baroness Finlay, the chair of the National Council for Palliative Care and a sup...

What's an Autopsy and Why Would I Want One?

What is an autopsy? An autopsy is a medical examination of a dead body to find ...

What's a Health Agent and Why Would I Need One

What is a healthcare agent/Health Supporter? A healthcare agent is a person you ...

Frequently Asked Questions about MyDirectives

We get asked a lot of questions about what we do and why we are doing it. Here a...

Aspen Institute's Five Big Ideas for End of Life Care

The Aspen Institute is one of the US's most prestigious think tanks. They have j...

Video Testimonials Prove Crucial to Better Patient Care

It looks like the world is finally waking up to the fact that \"selfie-videos\" ...

A Nurses Story: How Planning Improves Care

By Kim Von Asten For many of us, December is a time for family and loved ones an...

The Paul Briggs Story

Every so often a case comes before a court that highlights why a universal, comm...

Langston Jacksons Story Filmed by Louis Theroux

If anyone wants a powerful reminder of why even young people need to have a conv...

Tell the NHS How to Support Care Homes

England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network in collaboration with N...

Professionals endorse MyDirectives' Movement

Professionals endorse MyDirectives’ MovementMyDirectives has met with and worked...

Myths about Advance Care Planning

Discussions about advance care planning can raise lots of questions and the answ...

US Moving to Pay Consumers to Create Advance Directives

A standing-room only crowd on Capitol Hill saw something rare in Washington -- b...
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