The future today: how technology can help improve end of life care in Somerset

As Britain's ageing population grows with many more of us facing the prospect of dying alone, technological innovations will become increasingly important in the delivery of palliative care in the community. This will be the focus of the next St Margaret's Hospice Fit for Future review panel meeting into the delivery of end of life care in the region.

Technology is playing a key role in palliative care, particularly in rural areas. Keeping in touch and exchanging information using technology can reduce crises, provides reassurance and improve the confidence of both patients andcarers. Different technological applications can not only monitor patient's conditions, but can also provide practical remote support. More...

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