Jul 262011
 

To talk about death is essential for good palliative care.

The factor that helps us most to die in peace is to be able to feel close to, to communicate with, and to have a tight bond with our loved ones, that means, being able to express our feelings and to feel loved.

It is possible to have a good death when an atmosphere of adequate communication between the patient and those who care for him/her exists, if the patient knows about, and participates in his/her treatment, if painful symptoms are relieved, and if the family does not feel alone and receives social as well as medical support.