What to say about death and dying
New research shows that our reluctance in talking, thinking or communicating about death increases when it is someone else’s loss, compared to your own. But we still tend to frame our attitudes and emotions negatively.
A new paper published in the PLOS ONE Journal by palliative specialists from Australia focuses on teaching new, more positive ways of addressing these difficult conversations.
Researchers from Flinders University, CQUniversity Australia, NT Palliative Care Central Australia, and University of Technology Sydney, led by the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Diing (RePaDD), surveyed 1,491 participants about their use of language in expressing their feelings and insight into death and dying.