The language used during end of life care matters

The language we use to talk about end of life care matters because it conveys the values we attribute to life and death says lecturer at The Open University, Dr Erica Borgstrom.

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A male born in 2014 to 2016 has a 21% chance, and a female a 32% chance, of surviving to at least age 90
Dr Erica Borgstrom explains why the language of end of life care matters

Rarely in the absence of medical treatment is there an absence of care. Indeed, often clinical and nursing care teams will think of other things that can be done during this time to support holistic care.

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