It was only about 80 years ago when communities all over the world were much more familiar with Death and Dying. This was before antibiotics, modern surgical techniques and lots of medical technologies had been invented. Now Death and Dying are not so obvious and it is not uncommon for 30+ year olds to have never been to a funeral before in their life.
Even now, Death and Dying are still D words that are avoided by many clinicians as they try to ‘protect’ their patients. Who are they really trying to protect? Themselves?
Other D words could be:
These were some of the D words that came to mind while listening to this podcast:
Dr Kathryn Mannix talks about her best-selling book “With the end in mind,” and reflects on her Palliative Care career
Have a listen and let me know what you think.