For the last week, I’ve been reflecting on a question Professor Allan Kellehear raised about how long grief lasts. He posed this question during his keynote speech on Creating Compassionate Cities at the Everyday Compassion conference in Glasgow. He answered his own question. “Grief doesn’t last 6 weeks or 6 years. It lasts forever.”
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New Year’s Resolution 2018 … plan for end of life
I’m hoping that for many of you, your top New Year’s Resolution 2018 is to plan for end of life this year. Whether you’re contemplating it, making a start or have plans underway, Final Fling is here to help.
Death Cafe feedback
This week, I’m reaching out for Death Cafe feedback from anyone who’s attended a Final Fling Death Cafe.
3 things to offer the dying – the soul midwives way
“20 years ago this month, a traumatic session at the hospice where I volunteered sowed the seeds for Soul Midwives.” This is the story of the birth of soul midwives in the UK. It’s the (abridged) story of Felicity Warner, who has trained a network of people ready to support others through the final journey […]
Planning for a Good Death – get it DONE in 2016
Have you had thoughts about planning for a good death? Join Jane Duncan Rogers for a two-morning workshop to actually complete your Good Death List – or the various sections on Final Fling, your choice. Whether you prefer entering your information online, or with pen and paper, this workshop gives you the chance to actually […]
Assisted Dying Bill – what next
The Assisted Dying Bill, had its first day of Committee in the House of Lords on 7 November 2014. A great breakthrough was achieved – for the first time the debate was about HOW, not IF, the law should change.
The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project is a US based project to encourage people to think ahead, talk and share thoughts and plans for end of life.
Assisted Dying Bill
Find out progress on the Assisted Dying Bill in an update from Sarah Wootton Chief Executive, Dignity in Dying.
B Positive newsletter
Subscribe to B Positive newsletter to get top tips and tasks to keep end of life planning on track.
Medical treatment and end-of-life care
The Council of Europe (EC) has published policy and practice guidelines for health and care professionals about medical treatment and end-of-life care. Aimed mostly at professionals, it’s of interest to patients (and anyone who might end up a patient one day).