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Throughout December I'm doing a #PalliativeCareAdvent; every day I am going to challenge #misconceptions about #PalliativeCare, #EndOfLife and living with a #LifeLimitingIllness. Some personal, some factual. Do join me!
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Day 1
"#PalliativeCare is only for those who are imminently dying".

Palliative care can help people throughout their illness, from point of diagnosis. It can help people live well, live longer and focus treatment/care around their wishes.
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Day 2
"#PalliativeCare can only occur in the absence of life-prolonging interventions"

It can be given during life-prolonging treatment or in the absence of it. It's about quality of life, symptom control, the person's wishes and preparing for the future. #PalliativeCareAdvent Image
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Deathbeds. Some thoughts. A thread.

Most of us haven't seen somebody die in real life. We get our inner pictures from TV dramas, cinema screens, media stories. We've had more of those media stories than usual during Covid19. But we haven't been there for real.

Worse: for some of us, our beloved person died and we weren't allowed to be there. We have pictures in our minds of how it might have been, but no way of knowing for sure.

Some of us work in health or social care. We're more likely to have been alongside dying people. But unless we recognise the process, then we may not understand what we are witnessing.

Some experienced workers aren't aware that there are similarities between most deaths.

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