Wednesday 20 September 2017

Each of us only has the one chance in life for a good death

Most of us are too busy living to think about dying
Most of us are too busy living to think about dying

Sharon Foley

Everyone is entitled to a good death and the best quality of care when a cure is no longer possible. It should be a right, not a privilege. Unfortunately in Ireland this is not always the case.

We aspire to be the best place in the world to be born, to grow up, to raise a family, to work, and to get older.

But we don't have a current national strategy on how to ensure that every one of us – regardless of where we live, who we are, or what illness we have – dies in comfort and dignity.

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