Zach Moss 13 May 2016
It’s time to talk
When it comes to end of life care “conversation” is the new buzzword. Everyone is increasingly recognising that crucial to the delivery of person-centred good quality care are open and honest conversations. Whether between doctors and patients or with family or friends, honest conversations are the fuel on which excellent person-centred care runs.
Some people find talking about personal wishes easy, some difficult. Some people are gregarious, some shy. This is as true for talking about our end of life wishes as anything else.There are few issues however, where talking about your wishes can make such a difference. If you have thoughts about the treatment and care that you would want to receive, then talking to your friends, family and doctor is an important step in planning for your future.