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Mapperley hospice helps create hard-hitting video to dispel myths about dying

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A hospice in Mapperley has joined forces with seven others across the region to create a new hard-hitting animated video dispelling the myths associated with dying.

Nottinghamshire Hospice took part in the group project to create the 90 second animation called ‘The Elephant in the Room’ which features a character who is told he is dying and is then given a better understanding of what hospice care and support is available.

The group have been working for over a year on the project.

The Mapperley hospice provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families across Nottinghamshire.

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Rowena Naylor-Morrell, chief executive at Nottinghamshire Hospice said: “This project enables us to share our understanding of what happens when someone we care about is given a limited time to live, its effect on families, loved ones and our communities.

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“The East Midlands partnership is all about letting people in our local areas know that there is support and understanding available to them through hospice care.”

George Cameron, chair of the group and chief executive of Treetops hospice explained the importance of the project.

He said: “When a person is told they are terminally ill, all sorts of thoughts go through their head but sometimes go unspoken and this forms an ‘elephant in the room’.

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“Hospices are here to help patients discuss and come to terms with their fears and to understand what lies ahead for them; to dispel the concerns that have formed the elephant in their own lives.”

You can see the video below…

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