- It's not the cough...
- Talk, tell, transform
- Coming together
- Working together
- Learning together
- Easy breathing
- Speaking Up
- Dignity and respect
- Getting involved in research
- Working smarter
- Why teach English?
- After the fires
- Dangling conversations
- Sheffield Carers' Voices 2
- NHS Lothian telehealth stories
- In the lead
- Stories from the National Patient Safety Agency
- Telehealth stories
- Stories of recovery from La Trobe University
- MND stories
- NHS Leeds PPI stories
- Sheffield Carers' Voices
- End of Life Care
- Stories from the University of Liverpool
- Stories from the Isle of Wight Stroke Club
- Stories from the University of Nottingham
- Stories from the University of Huddersfield
- Communities of health
- Stories from the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
- Stories from junior doctors in training
- Stories from the Saskatoon Health Region
- Arthur & Co.: Stories about living with Arthritis
- Society of the Holy Child Jesus
- Healing journeys
- Work in Progress
- Caring for vulnerable babies: the reorganisation of neonatal services in England
- Interpreting Tales
- Having a stroke: being a parent
- Stories from Connecting for Health
- Stories from the RCN quality improvement programme
- Carers' Resource, Harrogate, Craven and Airedale
- Stories from the RCN
- Reconnecting with life: stories of life after stroke
- Stories from Pilgrim Projects
- Stories from the Working in Partnership Programme (WiPP)
- Stories from NHS Tayside
- Stories from NEYNL
- Stories from the Heart Improvement Programme
- Charles Bruce's stories
- Grace and Joe Desa's stories
- Alison Ryan's stories
- David Clark's stories
- Emma Allen's stories
- Monica Clarke's stories
- Ian Kramer's stories
End of Life Care
These stories were prepared to accompany the National Audit Office's End of Life Care Conference held on the 17th June 2009.
As Margaret and David face the end of David’s life, and the end of their journey together, Margaret reflects on the complexities and challenges – as well as the rewards – of caring for David at home.
For most people, the end of life period is a few days, weeks or months. Derek's wife Barbara was left completely incapacitated by a series of strokes in 2003 and, with the help of planned respite care, Derek was able to look after her in the familiar environment of their home, until those last few days...
When Alzheimers stripped Malcolm of his talents, speech and mobility, Barbara reflects on the quality of services in physical end-of-life dementia care, and on nurturing the real Malcolm through his senses and emotions right to the very end.
Matthew is a keen and enthusiastic medical student. He successfully performs a ‘by-the-book' catheterisation, but the discovery that there is more to his vocation than technical know-how leads him to reflect on the true nature of caring for patients.
Patients in the last days and hours of life can sometimes be challenging and even unreasonable. As the only male professional on the ward, Wee Haan is at first frustrated, but then patiently responds to the final requests of a dying man.