Integrating Care for Older People: New Care for Old, a Systems Approach

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Chapter 13
Integrating Care at the End of Life

So little done, So much to do.

Cecil Rhodes - bis last words

People who have to confront death directly for example, those with terminal illness or the very old do so with the added burden of so much denial around them.

Tom Kirkwood, Professor of Biological Gerontology, University of Manchester

In this chapter we look at the end of life in the perspective of a continuum between life
and death. We stress that the end of life can no longer continue to be ignored as one of
the taboo issues of our modern society. Managing dying and the end of life well is the
log that needs to be moved to help the log-jam of problems currently in the care
systems.

To die well is to live well.

Two things are certain in life as we know it: birth and death. Birth marks the start and death, inevitably the finish; as such they define life or at least the temporal part of it. If life is important, then these two events are fundamentally important. If this is the case, why is the end of life so ignored by most of us and swept aside as if it did not exist? The easy answer is to say that the materialistic values held by much of society have given an artificial sense of continuity, as if life is a machine that will continue for ever, and, if it should break down, can be repaired and continue.

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