Letters Palliative care beyond cancer

Death plans reduce death taboo

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5800 (Published 19 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5800
  1. Paul S Hensby, director1
  1. 1mylastsong.com, London SE21 8EN, UK
  1. phensby{at}mylastsong.com

If older people had their own personal death plans, I believe that they would be far less afraid of facing their demise.1 Writing a death plan may also result in greater family discussion about the impending death, therefore reducing the taboo element of death that still prevents people confronting the issue in any …

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