Prof Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, one of three consultants on our Dying to Talk Project, reflects on her involvement with the Project so far and what the wider health and social care sector can learn from our approach.
“It is difficult to explain what happens in the workshops, and to convince those reluctant to talk about dying that it can, in fact, be a positive (and even fun) experience. Seeing is believing!”
This is a quote from a document I wrote for MacIntyre earlier this year after my involvement in the preparation and delivery of some of the first face-to-face workshops in Phase 2 of the Dying to Talk Project. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of these sessions that focused on the topic of ‘End-of-life care planning’, and in particular the question of whether a person with a learning disability would want to be involved in this, and if so, what aspects of it, when, how, and who else should be involved.