Pining for the fjords(1).

  title={Pining for the fjords(1).},
  author={Janet R Hardy and Carol M Douglas},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  volume={46 6},
In recent years, the specialty of palliative medicine has placed a major emphasis on encouraging openness in discussions around death. The purpose is twofold: to encourage our medical colleagues to develop the communication skills necessary to support their patients in making decisions around end of life care; and to educate the broader community around the inevitability of death as a normal part of life. Without the ability to talk openly and honestly about the likelihood of death, it is not… CONTINUE READING


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