Bea123 2 years ago
My Dad has incurable cancer that has spread. Is currently hospitalised due to complications arising from treatment, which is now discontinued. He’s going to be sent home soon, with carers a few times a day, hospital bed, etc., He doesn’t want to discuss his illness, telling Doctors to speak to his family about medical matters. And he’s still fighting, even though he’s clearly unwell. I feel that if it’s his wish not to be forced into discussions that he doesn’t want to have, or be confronted with the brutal reality, then he’s entitled to have that wish respected. But my worry is that once he’s home, things like palliative meds won’t be given to him until he has acknowledged that he needs them. Would this be the case, or would we as a family be able to request things like morphine etc., should he need it?