How to live and die well - group discussion format
From Susan Buckingham
This short video is a group discussion version our short video for people who are living with progressive illnesses and who want to plan ahead and talk with their family or close friends about what's important for them if their condition worsens.
This short video is also for people who are well just now but want to plan ahead and talk with their family or close friends about what’s important for them if they get a serious illness in the future.
It can also help people, who care for someone with a long-term illness or frailty, know more about what might happen and what can help. This includes family carers and caregivers in care homes.
The video talks about how people’s health changes as they get older, frailer or ill. These changes over time are called trajectories.
The information is based on detailed research with patients, families, doctors, nurses and other health and care professionals about people’s experiences of living with declining health and dying.
It is produced by a team of health professionals who care for people with many different life-limiting illnesses.
The video has some ideas and suggestions about how to plan ahead and what professionals can do to help people. We recommend that you talk to your own doctor, nurse or carer about what this means for you. Each country has different legal requirements about health and care decision-making. Everyone is different so it is important to speak to someone who knows you and can help you and your family.
You may wish to show this video to a group of people to help you talk about living and dying well. You will find pause points highlighted in this version of the video, with questions for discussion at these points noted. Additional guidance on running a group discussion is included in the attached accompanying notes.
If you are watching this video on your own, or want to run through the video without the pause breaks, you may prefer the version intended for individual viewers