End of life care is a very important but often neglected step in caring for older adults and those with end stage diseases. In Ireland palliative care has historically been limited to those with cancer. However as this article in the Irish Times points out, they are trying to change that.

A report titled Palliative Care for All: Integrating Palliative Care into Disease Management was recently published by the Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE. The report was commissioned as part of a project to extend palliative care for patients with conditions other than cancer. The goal is to improve the provision of palliative care in hospitals and begin a national dialogue about death, dying and bereavement.