Welcome to the home of The Art of Dying Well podcast. These programmes aim to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear. Our award-winning podcast features an interview with a guest on a key topic, moving on to a little 'Death Chatter' before finishing with the 'Voice from the Bedside Chair'.

28th June 2017

Episode 4: Art, Care and Accompaniment

Carolyne Barber’s a very interesting lady. She has over 30 years of nursing experience caring for sick and dying people in many countries around the world. She’s also a talented award-winning photographer who uses her images to inspire those she cares for. In this podcast we also talk about sudden loss and conclude by asking “Who cares for the carers?”

25th May 2017

Episode 3: Life. Death. Whatever.

There’s an ‘art’ to living well and an art to dying well. This month our guest is Louise Winter – a funeral professional and the founder of Poetic Endings – a creative funeral provider. Louise started work on the front line in the fashion industry but a ‘quarter-life crisis’ saw a switch of focus to helping grieving people to put together the best possible funeral for their loved one.

27th April 2017

Episode 2: Palliative Care

This month we’re talking about palliative care with the wonderful and hugely experienced Dr Kathryn Mannix who has worked in palliative and end of life care for over 30 years. April’s ‘Death Chatter’ looks at how children deal with grief and we finish with ‘The View from the Chaplain’s Chair’ joining Fr George Bowen, a former hospital chaplain at the Royal Marsden.

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