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Making a Difference

William Lee on “A Short Stay In Switzerland”

27 Jan, 09 | by BMJ

William Lee Last night the BBC aired “A Short Stay in Switzerland”, a one-off drama based on the true story of a terminally ill doctor who killed herself in Zurich with the help of Dignitas, an organisation specialising in assisting suicide (read obituary). Assisting a person to commit suicide is illegal in the UK, though there have been several attempts to change the law in recent years. more…

Domhnall MacAuley: All change on Tuesdays

25 Apr, 08 | by BMJ Group

Paris in the spring clearly caught the imagination of the record 2000+ delegates attending the International Quality Forum. Some fascinating lessons in quality improvement but as often, not the ones you anticipate. The first message was never to make changes on a Tuesday- because in any health care system that is when you will have a full complement of staff and the system working at its best. more…

Domhnall MacAuley on “Palliative care beyond cancer” versus “Multiple health problems in elderly patients”

22 Apr, 08 | by BMJ

Had an interesting conversation at the weekend – some feel that “Palliative care beyond cancer” and “Multiple health problems in elderly patients” address very similar issues and populations. Not sure that I would agree, but what do you think? more…

Domhnall MacAuley on Making a Difference

17 Apr, 08 | by BMJ

It’s live! Up and running! Have you seen the BMJ’s website, articles, and listened to the podcasts? The “Making a difference” project is one of our most exciting recent projects; a multimedia dynamic and innovative adventure. I should not say it … but it is superb. See the web, tell your friends and family, and get them to vote. So, how did we get here? more…

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