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SPPC launch ‘Every Story’s Ending’ report

Section: MembershipType: News Item Date Published: 9th September 2021
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The new report explores what can be done in Scotland to improve people’s experiences of serious illness, dying and bereavement.

‘Every Story’s Ending’ is a new report by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC). It sets out proposals to improve people’s experiences of living with serious illness, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

Serious illness, death and bereavement affect everyone profoundly at some point in their lives. Scotland should be a place where:

  • People’s wellbeing is supported even as their health declines
  • People die feeling well looked aPfter and having had their beliefs and wishes respected
  • People feel supported if providing care, and throughout bereavement

However, some people have experiences that could be improved. Recent events like COVID-19 and Brexit, and anticipated changes will create a greater imperative for focusing on improving people’s experiences of living with serious illness, dying and bereavement.

The report sets out an ambition for what living with serious illness, dying and bereavement in Scotland could and should look like, explores what matters to people, identifies key challenges, and identifies priorities and recommendations that will make a positive difference.

Read the full report on the SPPC website (this link will take you away from our website).

Read a summary version of the report (this link will take you away from our website).

Watch a six minute short film to find out more about the report (this link will take you away from our website).

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