I thought it would be interesting to see people's views on death and dying, and are we as a nation scared to talk about it?
Talking about this subject can be difficult and no one likes to think of their own mortality.
There are benefits to this though, like being able to plan what type of care you have at the end of life.
The NHS have produced information about such issues, so you can if you want have a written record of what you do and do not want to happen - such as not being ressucitated.
Dying Matters is a coaltion set up by the National council for Palliative Care to promote awareness of death and dying.
This week (14th - 20th May) is Dying Matters Week - the aim is to get people talking and reduce the stigma that for one reason or another makes 71% of the British public uncomfortable discussing death/dying and bereavement.
Some good websites to look at are:
The website directly above has information on how to plan future care.
Let us know what you think.