Testimonials

"I am very happy indeed to recommend Judy for any post involving social work for the elderly. She visited shopped and organised care for my 95 year old mother during the months while my husband and I were away, with great flair, initiative and good sense. We were extremely grateful to her."
Dr. Shirley Holton MB
Ch B; DPH; FFPH

Formerly Director of Public Health, Wycombe Primary Care Trust
 

Frequently Used Terms

Palliative:
Care that relieves or soothes the symptoms of a disease or disorder without the intention to cure


DNR:
Do not Resuscitate - sometimes attached to a patient ’s medical chart to indicate there should be no attempt to restart a failed heartbeat or restore breathing by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


Euthanasia:
This is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. There are many different forms of euthanasia.


Terminally ill:
Describes a specific set of circumstances whereby treatment is not intended to cure, physical deterioration affects daily functioning, the condition is progressive and it is irreversible.


Living Wills:
A living will is a document that sets out a patient's wishes regarding health care and how they want to be treated if they become seriously ill and unable to make or communicate their own choices.

 

For more details of End of Life Friends and the ELM training programme , please click here to contact Judy Carole or call us on 07919 072111.