Death Cafe profile for RachelMc

Resource: Dying Matters Poem

Posted by RachelMc on May 7, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

National Dying Matters week comes around every May. It is a time for us all to stop and think about our futures. Death will come to us all one day. Talking about it will not make it happen sooner; it will just mean that we and our loved ones are ...

New Blog post: Use the D words

Posted by RachelMc on May 7, 2018, 8:38 a.m. 1 comment

Working in Palliative Care, I frequently coming across colleagues using euphemisms which can be easily misinterpreted by patients and their families. I've written a short poem to highlight the many phrases we use and to encourage everyone to simply use the 'D' words - death, dying, dead - we all know exactly what they mean:


Anything but the 'D' words


Let’s just say Jim didn’t fix it.
She’s toast, brown bread;
Bought it ...