Talking about dying and death: Essentials of communicating about approaching death from perspective of major stakeholders


Felber, S., Guffi, T., Brem, B., Schmitz, Fl, Schnabel, K., Guttormsen, S., Eychmüller, S., Zambrano, S. (11/2023).


Although caring for dying patients and their family caregivers (FC) is integral to patient care, training in communication about approaching death is almost inexistent in medical and nursing curricula. Consequently, many health professionals have insufficient knowledge about conducting these conversations. In order to gain a broader insight into essential aspects of this communication from different perspectives, we conducted focus groups with key stakeholders.