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13 August 2018
Entries are open to any Dying Matters registered events that took place in the month of May 2018, even if they didn’t occur during the Awareness Week (May 14-20). We'll be announcing winners...
1 November 2010
A survey released today has revealed that three out of four (75%) people in England do not set aside time with friends and family around this time of year to remember loved ones who have died.
27 October 2010
Eulogy Magazine, the worlds first magazine to celebrate life and death, asks: Have you heard of Dying Matters?
27 October 2010
Reflecting on World Palliative Care and Hospice Day 2010, members of the Dying Matters Coalition share with Eulogy Magazine their heartache and satisfaction of helping those with life-limiting illnesses. From doctors and nurses to gardeners and volunteers, those who care for the dying are a diverse group. Here, three key figures with very different experiences speak exclusively to Eulogy to tell us about the heartache and the satisfaction of helping those with life-limiting illnesses.
11 October 2010
At some point, many of us have thought about when, where and how we might die. It is comforting to imagine a peaceful death at home surrounded by our close family and friends. But often a death is in a hospital, which can cause problems for dying patients and their family.
8 October 2010
The Dying Matters Coalition welcomes World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD), taking place today, 9th October, WHPCD is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.
1 October 2010
A Party for Kath, a five-minute film produced by Dying Matters to demonstrate the benefits of greater openness around death and dying, is highly commended in the Best Video category at the IVCA Clarion Awards.
1 October 2010
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Kate Greene had to come to terms with the fact that she would not see her young sons grow up. But, determined to be an ongoing presence in their lives, she drew up a ‘mummy’s manual’ of more than 100 instructions, hopes and ambitions for her two boys to read after her death.
17 September 2010
The British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) first ‘Spotlight’ segment highlights the need for society’s attitudes towards dying, death and bereavement to change if we are to achieve a good death for all.
14 September 2010
“A Party for Kath”, a five-minute film produced by the Dying Matters Coalition to demonstrate the benefits of greater openness around death and dying, has been shortlisted for ‘best video’ at this year’s IVCA Clarion Awards.
13 September 2010
These days, swift catastrophic illness is the exception; for most people, death comes only after long medical struggle with an incurable condition. In all such cases, death is certain, but the timing isn’t. How do you attend to the thoughts and concerns of the dying when medicine has made it almost impossible to be sure who the dying even are?



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