We've all heard the stereotypes... men aren't good with their emotions. Men don't talk about things close to their hearts. So how do men deal with death and bereavement? News anchor Julie Etchingham interviews fellow broadcaster and friend Colin Brazier about the death of his wife Jo. Death Chatter catches up with podcaster Chris Reeve who talks with candour and passion on grief. We finish with the 'Voice from the Bedside Chair' beautifully delivered by Professor Jim McManus.
The truth is that death can happen to any of us at any time. Coming to terms with this reality can help you to spend your time more wisely, and to better appreciate what's truly important in life. Acceptance can help you to find the precious in every moment.
Read more about our timely report entitled: The Internet and End of Life, and catch up on a video of the launch event featuring representatives from Demos, Sue Ryder, Hospice UK and the House of Lords.
We’ve all heard the stereotypes… men aren’t good with their emotions. Men don’t talk about things close to their hearts. It’s all ‘stiff upper lip’ and ‘show must go on’. So what happens when a man’s dying? Or suffers a bereavement? What’s visible on the outside doesn’t always reflect what’s going on inside. When a loved-one dies, people rally around, offer their support and try to find some helpful words. It may be a generalisation but men don’t find these things particularly easy to deal with. That’s what we’re exploring on this ‘Art of Dying Well’ podcast. You can listen below, visit our ‘Podcasts’ section, or our new audio home on Buzzsprout, where you can sign up using the platform of your choice.
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