Engaging Somali and South Asian communities in end of life planning

The duty of the healthcare professional in emphasising the importance of end of life care planning to 'hard to reach communities' 

Healthcare professionals have a vital role to play in emphasising the importance of end of life care planning to 'hard to reach communities'

Do ‘hard to reach’ communities exist? Or is more required of us as healthcare professionals to explore creative ways of engaging those who experience significant barriers in accessing health services?

As a registered nurse and trustee of the Compassion in Dying charity, I have an interest in patient choice and end of life care, believing that everyone should receive the care and treatment that is right for them.

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To address the inequalities that too many people and communities experience, more needs to be done to understand and overcome the barriers people face when accessing health services.

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