More than 500 people across the island of Ireland have been helping to improve the lives of those who are living with an illness which may limit or shorten their life by sharing their experiences of palliative care. They have taken part in the ‘Let’s Talk About’ survey which was commissioned by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care.
Let’s Talk About provides a picture of what matters to people when they are living with a progressive medical condition which is unlikely to be cured. When we know what matters, services and support can be designed, delivered and improved to address these issues and help people to have as good a quality of life as possible.
There are almost 70 individual stories included in the Let’s Talk About report. They are a helpful source of information for awareness raising and training. You are invited to read the full report and to make use of it as a resource to inform the improvement of the planning and delivery of palliative care.