Marie Curie’s Talkabout campaign: tackling taboos
Julie Pearce Chief nurse and executive director, Quality and caring services at Marie Curie
Early and open conversations with patients and their families can make a huge difference to the end of life experience
Many people feel uncomfortable talking about dying, death and bereavement, and few plan for the end of life. Despite death being the one certainty in life, many of us, even those supporting the dying and bereaved, shy away from the topic. Sometimes we can have these conversations at work with patients and carers, but not in our personal lives with our own families.
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