“The more I know about dying, the more I know that I don’t know”

20082014Writing for the Pallimed blog, Lizzy Miles reflects on the assumptions many people make about death and the dying process and what she has learnt through working as a hospice social worker.

In the article she said, “The most important thing I’ve learned from my work in hospice is “knowing” can be dangerous for hospice staff. We take a situation that seems similar to one we have seen before and we can fall into the trap of assuming the outcome will be the same. Our patients and families take what they think they know from media or prior experience and apply expectations…”read more

From ehospice