Tag Archives: Death

Seeing the big picture

Neil Thompson, PhD, Dlitt, is an independent writer and online tutor. He is a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement, a non-profit organisation, supporting leaders in the field of death, dying and bereavement in their … Continue reading

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Merimna: Caring for children and families experiencing illness and death

Continuing our short series about bereaved children and teenagers with examples of initiatives from Greece, Romania and the UK . . . Over 20 years Merimna has provided bereavement support to more than 50,000 children, parents, and school communities. Danai … Continue reading

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Death Chat at St Christopher’s

Nigel Hartley, Director of Supportive Care at St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK, explains how the hospice has revolutionised day and outpatient services for people with serious illness and fostered new ways of getting the local community to look at death, … Continue reading

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Death of a goldfish: Social experience or medical event?

Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, National End of Life Audit and Review Co-ordinator, The Irish Hospice Foundation, reflects on the 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference held in Ireland on 25-27 April 2013 Last month I attended the 3rd International … Continue reading

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We need to talk about dying

Eve Richardson, Chief Executive, National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition Next week (14-20 May) marks the third annual Dying Matters Awareness Week in England, aimed at encouraging people to talk more openly about dying, death and … Continue reading

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