Talking about end of life

We are here to help…

Shipston Home Nursing work closely with your GP and District Nursing team and are experienced in helping to manage both physical and psychological symptoms. We also try and help to ease the emotional burden that patients and their loved ones may have, allowing them to make the most of their time together. There may be times when patients and their loved ones find it difficult to express their worries to a family member and it’s often easier to have these conversations with someone who is outside of the family unit. Our nurses are always happy to listen to concerns, help allay worries and, where appropriate, source specialist help through our network of healthcare professionals.

Our priority is to support the individual in the choices they make.

There is a wealth of information available online. It may seem a little overwhelming but here are some publications we think are useful:

“What to do when someone dies” 

Dying Matters is a helpful website. The resources section of this website has downloadable leaflets on useful subjects such as:

  • Talking to people who are nearing the end of their life
  • Talking to children about death and dying
  • Getting the facts right about death and dying

We have created a leaflet which is intended to help guide you through the end of life process. Please ask your nurse for a copy.

“You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die”

Dame Cicely Saunders – 22nd June 1918 – 15 July 2005


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