Death Cafe profile for Sarah Hillcoat
Location: United Kingdom
Online Death Café Cymru 12 October 2021 Report
For this, our second Death Café, we welcomed our regular core attendees and two new faces. The mood this time round was different and so were the topics that came up. The main one was the language of death and dying: euphemisms around death and dying, the language appropriate to talk about suicide, and medical staff – patient conversations. We also reflected on whether it would be helpful to call the event “Life and Death Café Cymru”. In all of these, the need for clear communication and sensitivity to the other was felt to be the common factor.
This, our first Death Café, went very well. Topics that arose included: the significance of pets in our lives; how to reach people who don’t want to talk about death; advanced care planning, living wills and enabling difficult conversations; the law on assisted dying in the UK in the light of the BMA’s recent vote not to oppose change; palliative care; juggling the sometimes diverse wishes of family members in funeral planning.
Feedback was positive and included the following comments: refreshing to talk about death; interesting to listen to others and discover commonalities while respecting their otherness; online experience is okay; fascinating in terms of breadth ...
We have held our first DC and would like to start preparing for the next. Can we just edit the existing information under the "View your Public Profile" tab to announce new date and time? We would also like to alternate being host and facilitator. How can we ...
With Brigid Haines
Oct. 12, 2021, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (GMT)
Brigid and Sarah’s professional and personal life experiences have led them to recognise how important it is to help make conversations about dying and death a normal part of ...