THE majority of Britons are uncomfortable talking about death, a new survey has suggested.

Discussing dying and making end-of-life plans remain taboo for many people across the UK, the Dying Matters Coalition has said.

A new poll conducted by the coalition of care organisations found only 21% of Britons have discussed their end-of-life wishes with somebody.

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Four-fifths of the public believe people in Britain are uncomfortable discussing dying and death.

Only one-third said they had written a will and 29% said they had let a loved one know about their funeral wishes.

A separate poll of 1000 family doctors found one- quarter had not initiated conversations with their patients about their end-of-life wishes.