End of Life

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As a nation, we don't tend to dwell on the nitty gritty detail of care we might want when we're dying. It's a topic many tend to approach only when required and then might not know what questions to ask, or what support may be on offer. Dr Mark Porter visits St Joseph's Hospice in East London to find out how care for those at the end of their lives can be as comfortable and complete as possible. St Joseph's sees both in and out patients, and makes it possible for people to be cared for in their own homes. Hospices are also not just for caring for those suffering from terminal cancers. St Joseph's caters for those with heart problems at their heart failure wellness clinic. The Hospice also does a lot of work within the multi-cultural community it serves. This has highlighted how those of different faiths view death and medical involvement at the end of someone's life. Join Mark on an enlightening visit to break some of the taboos around death and dying.

Producer: Helen Sharp.

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Wed 2 Feb 2011 16:30