New resources to encourage early, positive conversations about death and dying
Age UK and the Malnutrition Taskforce (MTF) have published a booklet and accompanying animation designed to help people start positive conversations about death with the people they care about. Funded by the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Age UK completed social research into what people would find helpful in supporting them to have conversations about death and dying. The research revealed that over a third of people aren’t comfortable bringing up the subject with a relative or close friend, and two in five people admit they do not know their loved ones’ wishes around dying, such as what their preferred type of burial would be. These resources have been developed to help people explore and approach the subject, and support the ‘honest conversations’ that underpin Ambition 1 of the Ambitions for palliative and end of life care.
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