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Talking about Death, Dying and Bereavement

Talking about Death, Dying and Bereavement

Resources and support when talking about death, dying and bereavement

Talking about death and dying is not an easy but now more than ever we need to prepare ourselves to have these conversations with residents and families.

During the current situation, we have the additional pressure that we may face more deaths than usual and the time we have to prepare may be shorter than usual. And of course, we may not be able to see families face to face. Being confident to hold these conversations is important and we have included a selection of links here that focus on talking about dying and coping with bereavement.

Information and downloadable resources to help with help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.   

Age UK animated video ’Let’s Talk about Dying’

Structured communications and escalation.  This video from Health Education England explains the structured communication and escalation practice used in relation to news and deterioration.


This video from Health Education England is designed to help healthcare professionals to understand treatment escalation plans (TEP) and resuscitation for deteriorating patients. 

This page gives a number of resources and external links for bereavement support.