Why we should encourage people to talk about dying
Adrienne Betteley Specialist adviser, End of life care at Macmillan Cancer Support
Demystify palliative care and advance care planning by encouraging people to talk about their wishes and fears
It can be difficult to talk about dying. It’s a topic that can make patients and professionals feel uncomfortable, anxious or even scared. But opening up these discussions is incredibly important because they allow a person to voice their hopes, wishes and fears for the future while they are still able to do so.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 18, 3, 15-15. doi: 10.7748/cnp.18.3.15.s14