Death Cafe profile for katedamiral


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe, Elephant & Castle

Posted by katedamiral on May 29, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Five people attended the joint Lambeth Independent Living and Carers' Partnership and Healthwatch Lambeth second death cafe.

This was a daytime session which attracted more older people and carers than our first, evening session.

The cafe was described as: Enlightening; Friendly; inspiring; Understanding; Free; Open; Relaxing; Positive and Life enhancing.

Topics covered included: advance care planning tools and the choices and rights we have around end of life care, the idea of a 'good death', and different religious perspectives on death.

Attendees were keen to see more death cafes held locally.



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe, West Norwood

Posted by katedamiral on May 29, 2018, 11:44 a.m.

Eight people attended the first Lambeth Independent Living and Carers' Partnership/Healthwatch Lambeth death cafe hosted by Otter Cafe.

The session was described as interesting, comfortable, moving, essential, positive, determined, inspirational, encouraging, motivating, open, intense and a bit funny - though it wasn't clear whether this was meant as amusing or strange!

Everyone had positive feedback about the discussion which covered a broad range of topics including child mortality, grief in the public eye, people's lack of experience of funerals, the poet Michael Rosen's image of a 'bird of death' on his shoulder to describe how others saw him after being bereaved, opportunities - or lack of ...



Death Cafe write up: D'Eynsford Death Cafe, Camberwell

Posted by katedamiral on May 15, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

Our second cafe only had two participants but we still had an interesting conversation!  We explored: hospital clinician attitudes towards palliative care, feelings of guilt about deaths which weren't seen as 'good' deaths, what a good death might be, and the role of religion in the process of dying.  

The cafe was described as gentle, safe, ambient and giving recognition.  The person completing the evaluation form appreciated the fact that it ended up being a one-to-one conversation as English wasn't their first language.  They also fed back that before the cafe, they thought a good death wasn't achieveable but the event changed their mind.



Death Cafe: Death Cafe, Elephant & Castle

Posted by katedamiral on April 23, 2018, 6:50 a.m.



With Healthwatch Lambeth and Lambeth Independent Living and Carers' Partnership

May 17, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (BST)

Free

Death is an unavoidable part of life, but we generally aren't very good at talking about it.  Death cafes provide a chance to talk openly with others about the ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe, West Norwood

Posted by katedamiral on April 23, 2018, 6:41 a.m.



With Healthwatch Lambeth and Lambeth Independent Living and Carers' Partnership

May 14, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (BST)

Free

Death is an unavoidable part of life, but we generally aren't very good at talking about it.  Death cafes provide a chance to talk openly with others about the ...



Death Cafe write up: D'Eynsford Death Cafe, Camberwell

Posted by katedamiral on March 14, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Seven people came along to D'Eynsford TMO's first death cafe on 13 March in the estate's community room.  We all knew each other and everyone fed back that they found it a comfortable experience.

We explored: attending and planning funerals, organ donation, and the experience of talking to people who've recently been bereaved and how important that is, even if it's difficult to know what to say and do.

There were several different cultural and faith perspectives that the group found interesting to share - including insights from the Caribbean community, the Crimea and Ireland.

Only one person felt their feelings about death had ...



Death Cafe: D'Eynsford Death Cafe, Camberwell

Posted by katedamiral on March 5, 2018, 1:02 p.m.



With D'Eynsford Tenant Management Organisation

May 8, 2018, 7.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (BST)

Free

Death is an unavoidable part of life, but we generally aren't very good at talking about it.  Death cafes provide a chance to talk openly with others about the ...