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Why are we still struggling to talk to our loved ones?

2nd May 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

Millions of people across Britain are shying away from talking to their loved ones when it comes to the sensitive subject of our wishes after death, new research from Macmillan Cancer Support has found.

The YouGov survey of over 2,000 UK adults revealed 3 in 5 (62%) people have not spoken with their family or friends about their wishes in relation to their death.

Among those who have not made any plans or are unlikely to do so in the near future, 2 in 5 (40%) said it was not something they felt they needed to worry about yet, and 1 in 7 (14%) said they had more important things to do.

Aston spoke to Adrienne Betteley, an End of Life care specialist Advisor for Macmillan Cancer Support to discuss Britain’s attitudes towards ‘death admin’ and why we need to bring it further up our priority.

Adrienne Betteley interview with Aston Avery