Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead

This report from The Royal College of Physicians highlights and challenges professional reluctance to engage in conversations with patients about uncertainty, treatment ceilings, resuscitation status and death; it offers some ‘mythbusters’ to get physicians thinking; and offers signposts to tools and educational resources to support physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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Fit for frailty
6th April 2016

Consensus best practice guidance for the care of older people living with frailty in community and outpatient settings. From the British Geriatrics Society in association with the Royal College of General Practitioners and Age UK.

Helping GPs to identify their palliative care patients
13th October 2015 | Source:

Around one percent of a GPs patients will die in any given year. The Find Your 1% campaign aims to help GPs identify those patients who have a year or less to live. The campaign is hosted by the Dying Matters Coalition.

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