Response to Terminal
Every day, all over the country, people await the result of hospital tests. It’s an anxious time, for the person themselves and their family. For many the results are fine, but for others, sadly, they are not – and they trigger a range of emotions trying to take bad news on board. Eileen Good spoke to Fr. Brian Nolan Regional Development Co-Ordinator for the Acute Hospitals in the North East Hospice Friendly Programme and asked him how, in his experience, people react on getting this news.