Dealing with Failure in Palliative Care


  • Fiona Downs Strathcarron Hospice



failure, palliative care, death, patient, carer


In this article failure is considered from general, political and financial perspectives, Technological failure is discussed and educational, organizational and communicational failures are identified. In a Hospice setting, corporate staff failures are explored and the more painful personal and spiritual failures at the patient/carer interface are examined.

Author Biography

  • Fiona Downs, Strathcarron Hospice

    Fiona Downs is consultant in palliative medicine at Strathcarron Hospice, Denny


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How to Cite

Downs, F. (2013). Dealing with Failure in Palliative Care. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6(2), 39-43.