Covid-19 has hit the UK hard. 100,000 deaths is a statistic; one is a tragedy. It’s perhaps appropriate then, that we’re talking to a very well-known broadcast journalist for episode 22 of our podcast and first of 2021, Julie Etchingham from ITV News.
The practicalities of being at the bedside of a dying loved one have been challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. In response we have updated our guide to Deathbed Etiquette to provide advice and guidance during this difficult time.
Rethinking accompaniment at the end of life in light of Covid-19 with insights from best-selling author Dr Kathryn Mannix, Baroness llora Finlay, professor of palliative medicine and Independent Crossbench Member of the House of Lords, Dr Lynn Bassett, retired healthcare chaplain in acute and palliative settings, and end of life doula Gazala Makda.
Professor Stephen Regel, Clinical Lead at the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth (Nottinghamshire NHS Trust) discusses how he helps others learn to cope with the pain of loss, separation and trauma.
Covid-19 has hit the UK hard. 100,000 deaths is a statistic; one is a tragedy. It’s perhaps appropriate then, that we’re talking to a very well-known broadcast journalist for our first podcast of 2021, Julie Etchingham from ITV News. As Julie states: “You never forget at the heart of this every single day are grieving families.” Listen to episode 22 of the podcast here.
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