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Recent blog posts written by Guest

Pleas to change law in locked-in syndrome cases rejected: ‘dispassionate court’ gets it right- compassionately

The two cases of men with conditions resembling locked-in syndrome have been concluded. Heard before three judges in the High Court from 19-22 June, judgment was handed down at 2pm on Thursday 16 August. Tony Nicklinson, 59 and paralysed from the neck down after a […]


Junior Doctors – top tips on surviving your first week on the wards

  As I write, Twitter is buzzing with doctors and other healthcare professionals imparting their knowledge and advice to the new Junior Doctors who will be arriving on the wards next week (#tipsfornewdocs). Some of their tweets are included below. I was asked to offer […]


Miracles in Madagascar

CMF member Dr Victoria Parsonson spent two weeks last Summer at the Developing Health Course – run by CMF’s International Ministries department. A few thousand miles away and one year later, the skills she picked up have proven to be more than valuable. Victoria has […]


Of course, nursing needs ‘compassion’

New nurses should be judged on their compassion not just their skills, according to Sir Keith Pearson, chairman of the NHS Confederation. He’s been addressing the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) annual conference in Harrogate, and is one of the authors of a critical report into standards of care […]


MPs debate Care for the Dying

David Burrowes headed up a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday among around 20 MPs in a positive reflection about how we should care best for the elderly in our society. The importance of palliative care, not the legalisation of assisted suicide should be the central […]