Society's attitude to death today is far different to that of 100 years ago. Granted, it isn't so commonplace anymore - technology, drugs and gizmos keep us alive longer even than our allocated three score years and ten!
As healthcare professionals, we shoudl be used to discussing death, we see it every day. But we are also members of society, so perhaps our attitude has also changed and death is seen as a failure.
Sue Smith explores this fascinating subject
How easy is it, in this fast-paced, short-staffed world of nursing, to remember the names of your patients?
Brian Booth has a few thoughts...
Do leaders and managers ever feel vulnerable? Have you ever sat in a meeting and suddenly thought "Do I really know what I am talking about? Is this me? I don't know what the hell is going on? And if you have, do you tell anyone, or even admit it to yourself?
I his latest blog, David Gilbert shares his thoughts on the vulnerabilities of a patient director.