Letters Communicating with relatives

Care planning meetings can aid communication with patient and family

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5528 (Published 07 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5528
  1. Desmond O’Neill, professor in medical gerontology
  1. Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin D24 NR0A, Republic of Ireland
  1. doneill{at}tcd.ie

Al-Jawad and colleagues emphasise the primacy of the patient’s wishes in their Practice paper, which is timely and very important.1 Almost one in five older Irish people report having at least one …

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