TITLE

Dying matters: let's talk about it

AUTHOR(S)
Seymour, Jane E.; French, Jeff; Richardson, Eve
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/25/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7774, p646
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors emphasize the significance of educating the public about palliative care and encouraging dialogue on end of life issues. The authors argue that although the awareness of one's own mortality is a human characteristic, people find it hard to talk about death with someone close to them. They explain the possible consequences of not being able to talk about and plan for death. They also recommend ways to increase public awareness and involvement in palliative care, such as the use of the bottom up approaches in social marketing to develop public awareness programs. In addition, the article highlights the challenges associated with death.
ACCESSION #
54352222

 

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