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I'm a senior in college studying graphic design. I've decided that my senior thesis project is going to be surrounding death in cultures around the world, the different ways we approach it, and what we can do to make this topic of conversation an easier one to start. I think that this is really important, and this survey is the first of many points of research I'm gathering. Thank you in advance for helping me out!

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HNGYNV6

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Participants are needed for a research study on forgiveness and end-of-life communication.

 

This research project hopes to learn about such conversations and issues, and how they have affected people and their relationships. 

 

This study will recruit 15 participants. If you would like to tell me your story of forgiveness, and are at least 18 years old, I invite you to take part in an interview. The interview can be conducted in person at a location of your choosing, over the phone or via video call. Participation will take between 1-2.5 hours of your time. 

 

Participation in this study may benefit you personally. Having the opportunity to talk about your forgiveness issues and conversations with loved ones can help you process that experience. It can also provide you with a deeper understanding of how the experience has affected you and your relationship with your family member or loved one. Overall, we hope to gain information about how people communicate about forgiveness in the end-of-life context. Such information will benefit science and society in general, as research on this topic is currently limited and we don’t understand much about how people communicate in this context and about this topic.

 

 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Carmen Goman at cgoman1@gsu.edu.

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Surprising answers to basic questions about death images

This is an excerpt from a fascinating new book on death images in the news. It overturns many widely held assumptions. By NYU Press, it's entitled, Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead. Turns out the tabloids don't show more death, plus other new insights related to class bias and nationalism. It also reveals how dedicated editors are to censoring death. 

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What role theatre-making and the performing arts can play in opening conversations about dying

An upcoming weekend workshop that looks at how creative techniques from physical theatre and the performing arts can help protect emotional wellbeing during grief and initate open conversations about dying.

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The second Death Cafe Massive

Posted by Jools Barsky on Dec. 12, 2017, 1:51 p.m. 1 comment


The second Death Cafe Massive

A great big congratulations to HUCI who have co-ordinated the 2nd Death Cafe Massive taking place on 13th December across four countries and 23 cities:

Tucumán (Argentina), Toledo , Lima (Peru), Madrid and  Madrid 2 ,   Collado Villalba , Seville , Pamplona , Hospitalet , Granada , Talavera , Alicante , Vigo , Malaga , Zarautz , Algorta , Burgos , Donostia , Murcia , Tarragona , Albacete , Cartagena  and Cúcuta (Colombia).

We'd love to read a write-up from you if you attend one of these Death Cafes! 

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"I Led 50 Death Cafes and This is What I Learned

Posted by Bill Palmer on Nov. 3, 2017, 7:33 p.m.


My article in the "Art Of Dying" Magazine.  The same issue also contains an interview with Jon Underwood and me.

Link: http://www.artofdying.net/mag/0559854001505256063/p76

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Senior Thesis Research on Death Cafes

Posted by earlck on Nov. 3, 2017, 11:44 a.m.


 

Greetings, my name is Cici Earl and I am a senior undergraduate student at Hollins University. I am working on my senior thesis, investigating the purpose of Death Cafes. I am posting this survey in hopes to gain responses from previous participants and facilitators on your experience with Death Cafes. If you have a moment, please click on the link below to fill out the survey. I would love to hear about you experiences! Thank you.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M3LBMY9

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Life Lessons from Gord Downie's Death

Posted by creategoodmornings on Oct. 30, 2017, 5:38 p.m.


Most Canadians will know Gord Downie. He was one of the most succesful musicians in the country, and lead singer of The Tragically Hip. 11.7 million people wactched the band's final concert. There's a lot we can learn from Gord and his death, and there are things that we can do. 

Link: http://www.creategoodmornings.com/gord-downie-death/

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Why I have become a regular member at Death Cafe's and tell others to go. 

Link: http://www.creategoodmornings.com/do-you-think-about-dying/

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What the Dead Parent Club is Like

Posted by creategoodmornings on Aug. 18, 2017, 5:33 p.m.


Link: http://www.creategoodmornings.com/dead-parent-club/

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Epicurus: Death is nothing to us

Posted by Fustbariclation on March 9, 2017, 9:15 a.m.


 'Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist.' Epicurus

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National Council of Palliative Care Awards

Posted by Cat Martin on Feb. 25, 2017, 8:15 a.m.


The National Council for Palliative Care has announced the winners for its 2017 awards.

The awards were announced at the NCPC’s 25th anniversary event at the House of Lords on 22 February.


Over 90 entries were received for the four categories. The awards were presented by Joan, Baroness Bakewell, and Ilora, Baroness Finlay, chair of the NCPC trustees. 

The winners were:



End of Life Care Champion(s) of the Year (sponsored by The Royal College of Nursing) - Recognising the contribution to end of life care from an individual or team at a local or national level - Felicity Warner, founder of Soul Midwives and the TLC Caring Communities’ Project

Link: http://www.ncpc.org.uk/news/winners-announced-2017-ncpc-awards

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Firmly on the side of the ordinary mortal – the Natural Death Centre

This is a brief article I wrote about the Natural Death Centre and the Lifetime Achievement Award it received in September this year.

The article appeared on the blog of the Kicking The Bucket Festival website. Kicking the Bucket is a month long festival held in Oxford in October every year.

As part of the festival I presented at the Home Funeral Network's day a short talk about the funeral of Nicholas Albery. He my husband, my co-founder and co-director of the NDC. He died in a car accident in 2001.

The Natural Death Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary this year!

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Australian Death Cafes?

Posted by Harvey Meale on Sept. 18, 2016, 9:05 p.m.


Quick question, just wondering who to talk to regarding upcoming death cafes in Australia/Brisbane? I really want to discuss this topic and I think this is an excellent way to go about it.

I write a lot about death on my blog so if you'd like to join the discussion there, please feel free to do so! But yeah, anyone know anything about death cafes in AU?

Link: http://harveymeale.com/category/death/

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Essays on Death

Posted by mpmcginty1980 on Sept. 14, 2016, 5:26 a.m.


I cam across this website with some well-written short articles on Death the other day so I though I would share.

Nathan

 

Link: http://www.meaningoflife.life/campaign_category/death/

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