Online Death Cafe Cymru 14 September 2021 Report

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 of questions and topics; would be good to encourage a broader group of people with diverse opinions, experiences and attitudes, including but also beyond Wales. We look forward to the next one.



Hello Sara, I hope to start Death Cafe in Haifa in Israel coming November. Wonderful to hear that you had a first succesful meeting!
social worker and lecturer

Posted by Sonia Pouw

Reply to Sonia

Good evening Sonia. Lovely to hear from you and so pleased you've found our initiative here in Wales encouraging. It's also helpful for us to be in touch with the broader, international community so do post a write up of your first Death Cafe. Best wishes, Sarah from Death Cafe Cymru

Posted by Sarah Hillcoat

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