One of the elements of the new MacIntyre DNA is for everyone to feel safe and in control. The work with MacIntyre’s Dying to Talk project is an example of how people are supported to feel safe when talking about subjects which may make them feel uncomfortable.
In this blog, Beth Britton, one of three consultants on MacIntyre’s Dying to Talk Project, reflects on supporting the Dying to Talk team to deliver a Roundtable event for people supported, families and staff.
With Phase 2 of the Dying to Talk Project firmly established, we ran our first Roundtable event for people supported, families and staff in Worcestershire, supported by Andy Schwab from St Richard’s Hospice.
The purpose of the Roundtable was to enable attendees to find out more about the Dying to Talk project, learn how to begin and continue conversations about death, dying and end of life care, and to become familiar with our two easy read end of life planning documents. Furthermore, the people we support can feel comfortable in a safe and open environment talking about death and dying and having authority over their end of life care plans.