June Death Cafe Write-Up
For our June Death Café Iowa we met via Zoom. Buffy Peters from the Bereavement Professionals Group facilitated the group. There were three individuals who attended the Death Café this month which made for a small and intimate group.
The topic of how the pandemic influenced death and grieving was talked about significantly within the group. Between sub-topics of interrupted rituals, impact on children, “shadow loss” for the whole world, and even focusing our attention on what is important. Postponed grief also worked into the mix and the group mentioned how important rituals are in grief.
The medicalization of death and dying was brought up by a participant. Medical assistance in death and dying was heavily discussed. Hospice and palliative care and how groups lobby against those services came up in discussion as well.
This Death Café was full of great conversation! We look forward to the Death Café in July!