11 steps to a good death – during Covid-19, these strange times. Strange is the right word for now. It is non-judgmental. It says this Covid-19 crisis is different, unfamiliar, something new to be navigated. The following list is adapted from the steps outlined in A Good Death: a compassionate and practical guide to prepare […]
A Good Death by Margaret Rice is now available for purchase online.
A Good Death is a guide to facilitate much needed conversation and provide resources for grief management and palliative care.
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Would you like to join us to talk about the difficult subject of death, which comedian Billy Connelly likens to the “the big bully at school”? It’s wonderful to be out chatting and meeting people again, since where I live in Sydney, Australia, we’ve got Covid-19 down to a minimum and people are free to […]
A report from the Australian charity Groundswell has just been released and it makes fascinating reading. Groundswell is committed to increasing death literacy and it’s best known project is Dying to Know Day. About itself, Groundswell explains: “An independent charity, we work at the intersection of health care, palliative care and community to develop solutions that […]
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