Death, I know the discussion we all avoid. But we do need to address it. In the words of Brené Brown “being clear is kind and being unclear is unkind”. Never more true than when it comes to life and death. The grief experienced with the loss of your loved one is all-consuming and heart-wrenching.
There are a number of books out there and the RSP has issued a new report, to help doctors have honest conversations about what lies ahead and ultimately, death.
My lifeline came too late, sadly I didn’t find the amazing book written about death by Dr. Kathryn Mannix, until after my dad’s death. Had I read this before, it would have helped enormously. Please don’t avoid the difficult conversations, we can manage death and our emotional trauma far better with them rather than without them. I hope this is of help to someone somewhere today.