How do we tackle one of society’s last great taboos?
Death is the one of the last taboos in contemporary British society. Medical advances over the past 200 years have all but ended infant mortality and life expectancy is now more than 81 years. As a result, we are less familiar with death, which is confined to medicalised environments. We tend not to talk about it.
Comment John Stevens
Our reasonable expectation that most people will live to a ripe old age means that we are even more shocked when younger people die.
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