Press release

Doctors are no better than patients at facing up to personal end-of-life care decisions

Family doctors would welcome more support in helping them talk to patients about death and dying. A survey by The King's Fund found that three out of four GPs agree that as professionals they have an integral role in end-of-life care and that they should be actively encouraging patients to plan for how they want to be cared for when they die. But at the same time, almost half (48 per cent) said they would value some support to help them deal with patients who are at the end of their lives.