Dying Matters writes to The Observer on why GPs need to become more comfortable talking about dying with patients

22 November 2010

As a society we are not comfortable with talking about death and dying. Dying Matters is a coalition set up by the National Council for Palliative Care – the umbrella body for end of life care – that aims to change knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards death, dying and bereavement. A recent study by the Dying Matters Coalition has shown that with the right support, resources and training GPs become more comfortable talking about dying with patients – which translates into improved experiences for people in their final weeks of life.

Professor Mayur Lakhani

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