Where from here?
What we’re doing
Dying Matters coalition and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) have brought together a group of people who have experience of meaning, faith and belief to help develop our work in this area. Our priorities include:
- Helping meaning, faith & belief organisations support their members in talking about death dying and bereavement in a more confident and better informed way
- Encouraging the development of community-based activities to provide support for people who are being cared for and dying in community settings
- Contributing to NCPC’s thinking on the provision of spiritual support. See NCPC’s webpage on this.
- Act as a reference group on other Dying Matters projects, for example, checking whether our range of other resources are helpful to all communities and groups of people
If you are a member of an organisation working in this area and you are involved in or aware of some good local work going on in this area, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Practical Guide to the Spiritual Care of the Dying Person (2010) The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales
- The Missing Piece: Meeting People’s Spiritual Needs in End of Life Care (NCPC, 2010) A discussion document explores the concepts and language we can use to describe the kind of spiritual support a person might find useful towards the end of life, and ways of making this happen.
- Think About Death (2003) and Funerals Without God (2006) both by the British Humanist Association.
Disclaimer: The Dying Matters coalition can’t be held responsible for the context of resources produced by other organisations