Julie Laidlaw

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CPR or comfort measures: between a rock and a hard place

The Resuscitation Council (UK) states that less than 10% of people who have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) outside hospital survive. By discussing CPR with older people in care homes, are we offering them false hope?


Anguish and guilt at outliving adult children

Successful management of long-term conditions may mean more older people facing the cruel blow of losing adult children.