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An employer will have to decide whether or not to discount such absence from any formal monitoring A study released earlier in 2014 by the National Council for Palliative Care found that over half (56%) of employees would consider resigning from their role if their employer did not provide adequate support in the event of a bereavement.
The National Council for Palliative Care says half of us will die in hospitals.
Prof Drakeford is set to tell the event, held by the Dying Matters Coalition and the National Council for Palliative Care, that many are failing to make adequate plans for their death and don't know the wishes of their loved ones The conference aims to encourage "open and honest conversations about end-of-life care and dying".
An ageing nursing workforce, combined with staff shortages, could pose serious problems for specialist care of the terminally ill, the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) said.
The guidelines are issued by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End of Life Care Prog ramme.
The guidelines, issued by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End of Life Care Programme, include recommendations such as ensuring each GP practice identifies people likely to die in the next 12 months, ensuring professionals know how to initiate conversations about end of life care and carry out advance care planning, and agreeing local priorities for end of life care services.
Simon Chapman, director of policy and parliamentary affairs at the National Council for Palliative Care, urged the Government to act on the recommendations, saying: "We only get one chance to get it right for dying people, which is why it must be a priority to ensure everyone who needs it can access palliative care round the clock.
Last year, the UK's National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) created an active coalition called "Dying Matters" (www.