Empowering people to talk about end of life planning…


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Date: December 13, 2017

01) Empowering people to talk about end of life planning

“In this blog, Gentle Dusk explain the work they are doing to help people take control of their end of life plans.

How do we make it ok to talk about death, dying and bereavement? How do we ensure both staff and the public are aware of the importance of both talking about and planning for the end of life? And perhaps most importantly, how do we get them to be “conversation-ready”?

Good commissioning in end of life care covers improving contracts, introducing quality standards and evidenced-based frameworks. This is not enough though; it simply does not address the need for staff and the public to be ready for “the conversation”. Nor is it helping people plan end of life before it is too late. Our experiences around death, dying and bereavement will not improve without lifting the taboo. If, as a society, we remain stuck with death being the unmentionable then staff will always find it difficult to overcome the barriers to starting conversations and the public will be reluctant to talk about dying.”

UK based…but important and good article.

For more information visit Gentle Dusk

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