Death Cafe profile for Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association
About Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association:
AHPCA is partnering with Laura Walsh, a registered psychologist working in Calgary, to host our first Death Cafe.
AHPCA raises public awareness of hospice palliative care and all the associated issues, including death.
We promote and support comprehensive and quality hospice palliative care in Alberta, Canada.
What brings you to Death Cafe?
In the scope of educating the public, we want people to first be comfortable thinking and speaking about death.
Hosting a Death Cafe is a step towards demystifying death in Canadian culture, which ultimately will benefit the hospice palliative care system.
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Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association's posts on the Death Cafe website
On an extremely cold Saturday afternoon in early February, a group of people came together for AHPCA’s first-ever Death Cafe. This is the story of how we got there and what happened.
In late summer 2018, Laura Walsh approached AHPCA, wondering if we would like to join forces to host a Death Cafe. Laura, a registered psychologist, became interested in the rituals surrounding death while she lived in Asia. She found people dealt with subject of death much more openly than western cultures and upon relocating to Calgary, she was surprised at the reluctance to talk about it. After she listened to a BBC podcast regarding Death ...
With Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association and Laura Walsh
Feb. 2, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)
AHPCA's stance is that feeling comfortable talking about mortality and death is important. Does your family know what type of medical care you want (or don't want) if ...