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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

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