[PDF] No regrets: How talking more openly about death could help people die well

Source:
Macmillan Cancer Support
Publisher:
Macmillan Cancer Support
Publication date:
01 April 2017

Abstract

This report outlines initial findings from three pieces of research: • Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned ICM Unlimited to survey the general public. The total sample size was 2,096, and 1,786 answered the questions about death and dying. Fieldwork was undertaken between 22nd–24th March 2017. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted to be representative of the population. • Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned YouGov Plc. to survey people with cancer. The total sample size was 2,005 people with a previous cancer diagnosis, and 1,878 people answered questions relating to death and dying. Fieldwork was undertaken between 20–29 March 2017. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted to be representative of the population of those living with cancer. • Macmillan Cancer Support commissioned research agency Revealing Reality to carry out an in-depth qualitative study exploring the experiences of cancer patients at end of life and the wider health and social care system. This study included ethnographic methods as well as in-depth interviews with people living with a terminal cancer diagnosis and health and social care professionals.