UGANDA: IN SEARCH OF MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

ORYX MAGAZINE IT’S HARD NOT TO FEEL OVERWHELMED WHEN FIRST ENTERING THE RAINFOREST. This secretive, primeval world, with its dark, brooding vegetation wreathed in tendrils of mist, is alive with incessant insect chatter and shrill birdsong.    Continue reading

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I’M GRATEFUL TO THE GP WHO EASED MUM’S PAIN

DAILY MAIL Earlier this month, Dr William Lloyd Bassett, a Shropshire GP, was hauled in front of a disciplinary panel at the General Medical Council.  It was alleged that he’d deliberately hastened the death of a terminally-ill man by giving him a huge dose of morphine.  The case made headlines across the country, and prompted debate about the fine and treacherous line between aiding a patient in distress and hastening death. Continue reading

A VERY LOVING FAREWELL

DAILY MAIL Dying at home – rather than in a hospital – is something many of us say we would prefer, according to a recent YouGov survey. But although the Government has said it will try to make it easier, it’s still an option denied to many people.  Here, in a moving and ultimately uplifting account, writer NICK MAES describes his mother Marjorie’s death, and why it was so important for her whole family that it happened in the place she loved best… Continue reading