What our patients wish they had known
Dame Barbara Monroe Trustee, Compassion in Dying, St Christopher’s Hospice
Contrary to popular belief, many people with a terminal or life-changing illness do want to discuss dying and death
During the course of my career in social work, bereavement care, palliative care and as a hospice chief executive, I have seen end of life care in the UK improve dramatically. The services, facilities and expertise available to patients and their families are a far cry from those on offer at the beginning of my career. However, there are certain fundamental principles we still get wrong.
Nursing Standard. 34, 2, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.2.13.s9