Gill Pharaoh has worked most of her nursing career in the homes of the people she cared for. She says, “A great deal depends on the nature and the attitude of the carers. I believe that a carer wants to be a good carer and do the job well. I have never met one who wanted to do the job badly. However, I have met many who have given up on caring.” She is also author of Caring for the Dying at Home: A Practical Guide, published by Free Association Books.