The truth of palliative care

I had a lot of time to think and reflect while I sat by my father’s bedside in those last few days. His decline was quick and relentless. On Wednesday we were preparing for another shot at chemotherapy. On Thursday he was taken by ambulance to the emergency...

Learning from my parents

I have spent a lot more time than I normally do with my parents recently. Many hours in hospital, in waiting rooms and together in shared accommodation. More time than I have possibly ever spent with them since the long-ago days of my childhood. After knowing them for...