The choice to be at the bedside of a dying loved one has been challenged by the infectious nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In response we have updated our guide to Deathbed Etiquette to provide advice and guidance during this difficult time.
Our latest podcast features an unmissable exclusive interview with Dr Kathryn Mannix - palliative care physician, and bestselling author of ‘With the End in Mind’. Kathryn, in her characteristically calm yet hopeful way speaks to us about dying, recovering and caring during the COVID-19 pandemic. An essential and enlightening listen during this difficult and unprecedented time.
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news about the Art of Dying Well. Our posts tackle the issues that matter - whether it's coping with sudden loss after a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire or how the the dialogue around death and dying is being redesigned.
LISTEN to a recording of our discussion on the need for a new guide to Deathbed Etiquette with Dr Jo Elverson, Dr Amy Gadoud (consultants in palliative medicine), and Dr Lynn Bassett, a retired healthcare chaplain, or read a transcription of our interview here.
Aside from birth, dying is the only other experience we will all share. So why do we find it so hard to talk about? Learn more
Living with the knowledge that death is close at hand can take a huge toll. It can feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster. Learn more
How can you find meaning in what’s happening? Rising above grief and connecting spiritually to something greater might help. Learn more
Dying well, or what constitutes a 'good' death will mean different things to us all. But if you can face up to dying and try to prepare now, this could help you to live well too. Learn more
Caring for someone who is terminally ill, and worrying about the future can be very demanding. It's important to remember to care for yourself too. Learn more