Table 1

Current professional role

Professional roleNo of respondents
Nurse176 (22%)
 Palliative care specialist nurse103
 Community nurse51
 Other nurse22
Bereavement counsellor, support worker or volunteer173 (21%)
Chaplain115 (14%)
Doctor98 (12%)
 Palliative care doctor65
 General practitioner28
 Other doctor5
Health and social care management54 (7%)
Social worker/social care worker52 (6%)
Allied health professionals35 (4%)
Psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors30 (4%)
Bereavement service manager or coordinator29 (4%)
Administration27 (3%)
Funeral director/celebrant19 (2%)
Total808 (three respondents identified two job roles)