Tuesday March 31, 2020

Right to the end: The extraordinary people providing palliative care

Caring for the dying is a difficult job, but it is also rewarding, as Arlene Harris discovered, when she spoke to four people who have dedicated themselves to helping those in their care to die in comfort and with dignity

6th October, 2019
Geraldine De Burca: ‘Not everyone can say that they get hugs at work’ Pic: Dylan Vaughan

What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare? It’s a wise question indeed and one relevant in today’s world when everyone is so busy that they forget to enjoy the beauty and wonder of everyday life.

This becomes more important to people as they get closer to the end of their days: every minute of every day is precious, particularly for those who...

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