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Saleyha Ahsan (pictured) travelled to Syria with the charity Hand in Hand for Syria. She talks about her experience based in a hospital in the north of the country, working alongside doctors being filmed for the BBC Panorama documentary, Saving Syria’s Children.
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On a home visit the other week, the door was opened to me by a frail old man; gasping for breath he had tottered to the door, his catheter trailing behind him. He had metastatic disease and sats of 74 per cent, he lived alone. His wife had died several years earlier, and he had two children. He was estranged from one, and the other, though doing her utmost to support him, did so from a distance of several thousand miles.
Tags: integrated care, older people and health
Concluding his account of five working days, Jonathan Hare explores the contrasting motives of families at the bedside.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, older people and health, mental health
Continuing his account of five working days, Jonathan Hare marvels at the patience and strength of his patient’s wife.
The outpatients clinic brings Jonathan Hare some old friends, embittered couples and an octogenerian’s knife collection in this third day of our new series about a doctor’s working week.
Tags: consultants, psychiatry, older people and health
In a new series, we are asking doctors to share their experience of five working days. Here is London consultant in old-age psychiatry Jonathan Hare, day one.
Tags: car parking, consultants, psychiatry, older people and health
I've knocked twice now and I begin to wonder if anyone is in — or if some significant event has occurred since this visit was requested, necessitating calls to relatives or possibly even forced entry.
Tags: old age, older people and health, general practice
We have been very, very naughty. The Politburo is not happy.
Our misdemeanours have been going on for years, really, but have been highlighted especially over the past six months.
Tags: general practice, health inequalities, older people
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