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New Survey highlights need for more talk about palliative care

Half of palliative care users across the Island of Ireland feel frustrated or helpless

Lets talk about palliative care report A survey by the All Ireland Institute for Hospice & Palliative Care shows that we must encourage people to exercise personal choice through the timely provision of accessible and appropriate information on palliative and end of life care.” More than two thirds of palliative care users across Ireland have admitted that ‘planning for the future’ is their biggest worry. Half of the people who took part in the new All-Ireland said they felt frustrated or helpless. A further 51 per cent said their emotional and psychological needs were not met and 42 per cent wanted better co-ordination of care or treatment. The findings are contained in the Let’s Talk About Palliative Care Survey Report The survey was coordinated by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC). It asked people to talk about their positive or negative experiences of care.

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