Produced by the Royal College of Physicians, this report seeks to offer advice and support for any doctor to meet these challenges when caring for patients with a diagnosis of a serious, potentially life-limiting illness. It highlights some of the barriers, and busts common myths that might hamper a successful conversation between doctor and patient. have also collated a series of resources and best practice to aid doctors to develop and improve in confidence when discussing their patients’ preferences and values, as they approach the end of life. Full-text available HERE
Difficult Conversations – Making it easier to talk to people with heart failure at the end of life Click HERE
This guidance, funded and supported by the British Heart Foundation, aims to help anyone caring for someone with Heart Failure to open up conversations about end of life wishes and preferences, in order to enhance quality of life. It is based on conversations with more than sixty people affected by Heart Failure: people with Heart Failure, carers and former carers.
Ted Talks are available on the All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care Hub specifically relating to palliative and end of life care.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.