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Wellbeing at ellenor is a truly holistic experience

Wellbeing at ellenor is a truly holistic experience

News   •   May 19, 2021 11:25 BST

We are a charity supporting those with life-limiting illnesses and their families. We believe in offering support for body, mind and spirit, empowering patients and those who care for them to stay as strong as possible, for as long as possible. Here, Andrew Lowden – our interim Head of Wellbeing – explains the benefits of this multi-disciplined, holistic approach.

Treatment Escalation Plans: What are They, and Why Do They Matter?

Treatment Escalation Plans: What are They, and Why Do They Matter?

News   •   May 14, 2021 12:30 BST

Treatment Escalation Plans (TEPs) aim to empower patients who are frail or with life-limiting illnesses, in conjunction with their family and the GP/doctor responsible for their care, to explore the treatment options available to them – and ensure that appropriate preparation has been made for a supported, symptom-free end of life period. Here we explain what TEPS are and why they’re so important.

The Gate at the End of the Path: The Importance of Providing and Preparing for a Good Death

The Gate at the End of the Path: The Importance of Providing and Preparing for a Good Death

News   •   May 14, 2021 09:00 BST

“I see it as a gate that opens onto the last part of life’s journey”, says Angela Cooke, Practice Development Lead. “You’re going through a garden, walking along a path. You’re talking to somebody and admiring the flowers that they and their family have planted. You’re beside them to support them, should they trip.

Why Dying Matters: Putting Planning, Preparation and Patient Autonomy First

Why Dying Matters: Putting Planning, Preparation and Patient Autonomy First

News   •   May 11, 2021 13:15 BST

As one of our team of four doctors, Dr Sheraz Majeed’s role is more than a clinical one. In line with our ethos of ‘holistic care’, which pledges to treat the patient and their family, rather than the illness alone, Dr Majeed’s chief responsibility is to understand the individual needs of the patient.