Better Health Channel

Viewing 11-20 of 148 results

  1. Deafness - a range of causes

    Deafness is caused by many different events including injury, disease and genetic defects.

  2. Dealing with grief and loss

    Grief counselling and bereavement services can help you with feelings of grief and loss caused by death, loss of control and independence due to ageing.

  3. Dealing with news about dying

    It is important to acknowledge that you will respond in your own way to the news that you are dying. Respect your need to question, your need for silence and your need to talk.

  4. Death in hospital

    Organising a funeral is an important part of grieving, so it is worth spending time to plan the funeral that you and the deceased person would want.

  5. Death of a baby

    Miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death is a shattering event for those expecting a baby, and for their families. Grief, relationship stresses and anxiety about subsequent pregnancies are common in these circumstances. Counselling can help both the mother and father after a baby dies.

  6. Decision-making in hospital

    This checklist provides a list of things to think about regarding health decisions in hospital.

  7. Decisions about surgery

    To make sure you are ready for a hospital stay, make yourself a preparing for surgery checklist. This will help you before you go to hospital and help after surgery.

  8. Deep vein thrombosis

    Long international flights are suspected of contributing to deep vein thrombosis in susceptible people.

  9. Dementia

    Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms of a number of illnesses that affect the brain. The most common cause is Alzheimer's disease, but there are other causes, including Parkinson's disease

  10. Dementia - activities and exercise

    Participating in suitable activities can help a person with dementia to achieve purpose and pleasure.