P673 Teletext 673 Oct11 21:54:11    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  THE LAST TABOO We are all afraid of dying. And what we fear most of all is a lingering, painful death that robs us of our dignity. But we don't talk about it. In the October edition of Health Which? there's a useful article about patients' rights to a good death. In particular, says author John Kinsman, we must not let our reluctance to talk rob us of our right to die in a manner of our own choosing. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— Lost touch with a loved one? 675 HO, HO, HO CHI MINH p671 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise
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P673 Teletext 673 Oct11 21:50:02    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  THE LAST TABOO Once, there were three subjects never mentioned at polite dinner tables: sex, religion and politics. Now everyone talks about sex and politics (usually in the same breath), although religion is a rarer topic. But there's another taboo which is as strong as ever. No one talks about death. And that creates a problem, because death is something that comes to all of us. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— by Serena Hennessy HRT & MENOPAUSE see HEALTHWISE p559 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise
P673 Teletext 673 Oct11 21:55:00    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  THE LAST TABOO Your best defence against an uncertain future, says author John Kinsman, is "to make your wishes known while you are able to." A Living Will (also known as an advance directive) allows you to state the conditions under which you would like to refuse treatment. It doesn't ask medical staff to do anything illegal, but is legally binding under certain conditions. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— by Serena Hennessey HEALTH INFORMATION ON PAGE 559 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise
P673 Teletext 673 Oct11 21:51:00    FOR  ———————————————————  ——————————  THE LAST TABOO A Living Will is legally binding on your family and medical practitioner if you were mentally capable when you made it intended it should apply in the situation which later arises your decison was made by you alone. Living Wills must be carefully drafted. But there are standard forms you can use, available from: Terrence Higgins Trust 0171 831 0330 Patients' Assoc. 0171 242 3460 ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— Lost touch with a loved one? 675 HO, HO, HO CHI MINH p671 Value Gadabout Flashback Healthwise