Radical Acts of Love - Inspiring hope at the end of life

Six lessons from a cancer nurse of 30 years experience

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Six lessons from a cancer nurse of 30 years experience

1. Being deeply listened to by a family member, friend or even a stranger, helps to heal

2. Telling our trauma stories to someone who won’t give advice, offer opinions, or tells us we will be all right is essential medicine

3. Prepare for death before we become ill or before a crisis hits

4. Have the courage to talk about dying in our families

5. Healing past traumatic experiencesm before we die

6. Learning how to care for our loved ones at the end of life 

From Radical Acts of Love: Twenty Conversations to inspire Hope at the End of Life by Janie Brown (Canongate £9.99)

Read her article ‘The brutal lessons I have learnt in caring for the dying’  in the Daily Telegraph February 4 2021 Here