Why it’s important healthcare professionals talk about dying

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Watson, Sharan 2020. Why it’s important healthcare professionals talk about dying. University of Derby.
AuthorsWatson, Sharan
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This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 11-17) – an awareness week led by Hospice UK to provide an opportunity to discuss the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. Here, Sharan Watson, Programme Leader for PG Cert Palliative Care at the University of Derby, discusses why it is more imperative than ever that health and social care workers feel confident and supported to talk about bereavement. The theme of this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week is ‘Dying to be heard’, which feels so much more pertinent in our current challenges of delivering person-centred care during the Coronavirus pandemic. This week marked International Nurses Day (May 12) and 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born. Being a nurse has given so many of us the platform to develop such a diversity across all settings and has highlighted the true importance of interprofessional working.

Keywordsdying matters; listening; advance care planning; flexibility; person centred care; palliative care; coronarivus; death; bereavement
Year2020
PublisherUniversity of Derby
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624827
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