Death Cafe profile for Beth Almerini


Location: United States

About Beth Almerini:

I have been a hospice nurse for 26 years and have seen first hand the results of our culture's reluctance to talk about death and dying. It often makes a difficult time even more stressful and it's very challenging to help people who are dying and their families when they begin to experience something they've avoided thinking about or discussing for so long.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

I think it's important to provide a space for discussion of what is a normal process we all will experience, and to simply encourage a conversation.


What would you like your legacy to be?

I would like my legacy to be a bit more light in the world when I leave then there was when I arrived.


Thoughts for sharing:

It has been my experience that people do what they do because they think it will keep them safe, especially when death is involved.




Beth Almerini's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe write up: Monmouth County Death Cafe

Posted by Beth Almerini on April 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Nourishing conversations, tasty treats, happy laughter, gentle disagreements, new participants, and many points of view charactericized this meeting. This was a more intimate group than at our last Death Cafe and the conversation was a bit deeper. The newer participants were in their 30s and had a great deal to contribute.  We all enjoyed the conversation so much, we've decided to meet again in May!



Death Cafe: Monmouth County Death Cafe

Posted by Beth Almerini on March 5, 2017, 11:36 a.m.



With Elisabeth Almerini, RN, BSN, CHPN

March 22, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Eastern)

Donations for cost of refreshments and space gratefully accepted, but not required


Come, join us for a conversation about a subject that is too often avoided.  We will all face death, so why not talk about it before that day arrives?  Bring ...



Death Cafe write up: Monmouth County Death Cafe

Posted by Beth Almerini on Oct. 25, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

This was my first Death Cafe, and it was so much more than I had expected.  We had 15 attendees and conversation that was interesting, insightful, unexpected, funny and poignant.  People participated enthusiastically, and expressed real gratitude for being able to talk about death without a need either for euphemisms or being careful not to upset someone by being too direct.  There were nurses attending who expressed their frustrations around dealing with death in the medical setting. I also found that, by introducing myself a hospice nurse, people had many, many questions and appreciated the opportunity to have them answered. There was such a large response, that I ...



Death Cafe: Monmouth County Death Cafe

Posted by Beth Almerini on Sept. 19, 2016, 4:50 p.m.



With Elisabeth Almerini, RN, BSN, CHPN

Oct. 20, 2016, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EST)

Donations for cost of refreshments and space gratefully accepted, but not required


What is the one thing that happens to us all that no one wants to discuss? If you'd like to talk about death, dying and related issues, please join ...