Samuels and Van Vliet about how to talk about death in Trouw
In the opt-in article ‘Maak praten over de dood niet tot een morele plicht’ (Don’t turn talking about death into a moral obligation) Annemarie Samuels and Liesbeth van Vliet argue that it is important to have conversations about death and dying but that we need to be careful not to make talking about death a moral obligation.
The opt-in article is written together with general practitioner Marike de Meij and pulmonologist Sander de Hosson. They want to emphasize that it's important to talk more openly about death, but that we need to make sure we also think about how to talk about this topic. Not everybody wants to talk about dying so it shouldn't become a moral obligation. Conversations about death should be done with compassion and space for different opinions, also for those who are not ready or don't want to talk.
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Read the article Maak praten over de dood niet tot een morele plicht on the website of Trouw, published on 25 March 2022.