Adrienne Betteley

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Nurses should encourage people to talk about dying

Demystify palliative care and advance care planning by helping patients to talk about death

Fighting cancer

‘Fighting talk’ about cancer can do more harm than good

The desire to put on a brave face can rob patients of the chance to discuss end of life care


A new standard of care for patients with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support has developed a framework for improving patient and staff experience

Support till the end

Having spent a number of years working as a district nursing sister, I remember the sheer frustration of not being able to get enough support for people who were in the last months of life.