There’s so much that the Middle Ages can teach us about grieving, says Dr Jessica Barker, a lecturer in medieval art history at The Courtauld Institute of Art. And we need those lessons now more than ever.
Many artists, writers and thinkers explored how to
For Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021, Life Radio featured a series of interviews with people from the sector, based around each of the daily themes.
Episode One: Dying Matters Awareness with Professor Kate Flemming (physical)
Episode Two: Dying Matters Awareness
“I'm sure that I'm sure that a more open conversation about what happens when people die, would overall be of benefit to everybody.”
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David’s father had lived a healthy life, but as he approached
"Death is the one thing that's inevitable; it's inescapable from the whole of humanity."
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It has been hard to avoid talk about death this past year, but so many people do not know
"She was really honest about it. She didn't try and cover anything up."
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Ellie's mum was a single mum to four children. She had been unwell for a long time, but received a terminal cancer diagnosis at the age of 64 when Ellie
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Across the UK, thousands of people are dying every year without their wishes being met.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic thrusting death and dying into the public consciousness like never before, we
"Every year, on the anniversary of my death, I want Ike and Chima to turn up the music and dance with me, around my photo. I want them to know I'm at peace, but I don't want a fuss".
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by Beth Cavenaugh RN
This blog post is from the U.S.
I remember taking care of a hospice patient with lung cancer while my mom was sick with the same disease 1000 miles away. She was about to sign onto hospice too. I got this inspired idea to fly down and take care of my
By Felicity Warner
Soul Midwives (SM) are holistic and spiritual companions to anyone facing the end of life and there are more than 900 of us now in the UK.
You’ll find us working in hospitals, hospices, care homes and out in the community within people
Dr Keri Thomas, founder and Clinical Lead of the Gold Standards Framework writes about the work that GSF is doing to encourage personalised end of life care in every setting.
Who provides care for people in their final years of life? For me, the simple answer is - everyone. We