Presentation on theme: "Social impacts of terminal illness. What? Social impact – Social consequences for the individual Loss of normal activities Pre-death grief Guilt Burden."— Presentation transcript:
What? Social impact – Social consequences for the individual Loss of normal activities Pre-death grief Guilt Burden on family and friends ‘Getting your affairs in order’ – Consequences for society Lost production Cost of healthcare Short and long term effect on family and friends, especially children Representation in the media
Guilt – Parents: leaving children, losing children – Children: It’s my fault? – Partners: Helplessness Grief – The tragic loss of normality – Welcome to Holland Welcome to Holland Isolation – What do you say? – How do you have a normal social relationship? The Stuff – Treatment, finances, funeral,...
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