David Bowie's death inspires end-of-life conversations

Musician's sudden death can help doctors talk to patients about advance care planning
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A palliative care consultant said the death of David Bowie has allowed him to open up discussions with his patients about end of life. In a blog post for BMJ, physician Mark Taubert, who works for Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, UK, writes that Bowie's death at home helps to eliminate the notion that death predominantly happens in the clinical setting of hospitals. He also said that it's a reminder for all patients to consider advance care planning so their healthcare wishes are known if they are unable to communicate for themselves. Post