Almost two thirds of Britons fail to prepare themselves for death and often fail to make their wishes clear in the event of their death.
According to a study carried out by Dying Matters Coalition, more than 60 percent of adults have failed to write a will while more than 80 percent have not stated what should happen to them after they die.
The coalition questioned more than 3,500 adults and found that many of them were reluctant to talk about death. "It is important to start the conversation early, when people are well, so they are not caught unawares as dying and death is much harder to talk about when someone is ill", Chairman of Dying Matters, Mayur Lakhani said.
On being questioned their preferred place to die, more than 70 percent admitted that they want to end their lives in home but the reality is that 60 percent of all deaths occur in hospitals.