It’s time to talk about death and dying – let our experts explainApril 24, 20191 min read
It’s a fact – we are all one day, going to die. For doctors and frontline health care providers death is just part of the job. However, talking about death with patients, care givers colleagues and families of patients – is another thing. Bed side manner is one area, but for most doctors the concept of diverging from fact-based conversations beyond treatment, diagnosis and prevention are sometimes foreign territory.
The good news is times are changing. As our populations age and as we all become more familiar with the journey towards end of life, comfort levels are easing, and more and more clinicians are becoming familiar with how to talk about dying.
Those conversations are never easy, and neither is covering such topics in the news – but that’s where our experts are here to help.
Dr. Dennis Sullivan serves as professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Center for Bioethics. His research and writing interests include biomedical ethics, moral philosophy, and end of life issues. Contact him today for your story! Simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.