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#palliative care week

# palliative-care-week - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Half of Irish people think Covid-19 has increased the importance of discussing palliative care

The survey found that a third of people think palliative care is a last resort, when in fact it can be used for a number of years.

# palliative-care-week - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Opinion: 'My name is Niall, I'm 32, and I have cancer. I never imagined saying those words'

Niall, from Athlone, writes about how he used to think that palliative care was for “the old, the very sick and the dying”, but it’s helping him.

# palliative-care-week - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"My four-year-old son got up on the stool, held my father's hand, and kissed him"

Watching a loved one slip away is hard enough, writes Denis Goodbody, but good palliative care supports the family as well as the patient.

# palliative-care-week - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

"They're not about dying and giving up": Here's how the Irish public misunderstands hospices

Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross has a hair salon, a therapy golden retriever Rían, and an oratory to host services such as christenings and weddings.

# palliative-care-week - Saturday 11 October, 2014

'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'

LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.