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We cannot ignore family wellbeing any longer

Date Posted
17 March, 2021
Author
Andy Fletcher, CEO for Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives received a call to our helpline from a mother in a desperate state. She was shielding at home, as a single parent with three children. Her daughter had a life-limiting condition and very complex needs, which...

‘How people die remains in the memory of those who live on’

Date Posted
14 May, 2021
Author
Alex Mancini-Smith: National Lead Nurse for the National Neonatal Palliative Care Project, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, CW+, True Colours Trust

Neonatal Palliative Care: Nurturing and supporting choice for families whose baby has an uncertain future and is expected to die This Dying Matters Week #DMAW21 the focus is #InAGoodPlace to die, considering choices in relation to the location, who would...

Education and training around advance care planning

Date Posted
11 May, 2021
Author
Dr Sue Neilson, School of Nursing, University of Birmingham

Dr Sue Neilson, Dr Duncan Randall and Dr Karen Shaw share their blog on education and training around advance care planning for Dying Matters Week. The idea of advance care plans is something that some parents may struggle coming to...

Helping parents process the death of their child is crucial

Date Posted
11 May, 2021
Author
Dr Julia Hackett

How parents are supported immediately following the death of a child can have a profound impact on how they respond and adjust to their new reality. In this blog to mark Dying Matters week, Dr Julia Hackett from the Martin...

Meet Helena, Director of Service Development and Improvement

Date Posted
13 April, 2021
Author
Dr. Helena Dunbar

I have been at Together for Short Lives for six weeks now, how the time has flown. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you a little of my background. I qualified in Children’s and Adult...

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