What Kenya needs to do to end the taboo of talking about ‘end of life care’

Document Type

News Article


Internal Medicine (East Africa)


Discussions about end-of-life care are deeply personal and grounded in cultural and religious values. Advance care planning is giving instructions on your medical care when you are unable to speak for yourself. The Conversation Africa’s Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Dr. John Weru about Kenya’s work towards holding this sensitive yet critical discussion.