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Death Cafe @ Marie Curie Hospice
Tue 9 May 2017, 11:00 – 14:00 BST
Death comes to us all, and is understandably something that many people fear to discuss.
However talking about it does not make it any more likely to happen – but not talking about it can mean that peoples’ wishes and preferences for the end of life are not known about by the people who are most important to them.
There are limited public spaces in which discussion of death and dying is acceptable, and this often means that the first time people are encouraged to talk about such things is when they are facing their own death, or that of a loved one. This can make it a much more difficult conversation.
“Let’s Talk Death” is a collaboration between staff and students at the University of Bradford, and individuals and organisations outside the University, who have come together for the shared purpose of creating and sustaining a supportive community of learning and practice. Originally formed in 2014 in the School of Nursing, the group has since grown in strength and diversity.
We aim to encourage public conversations about death and dying and to create safe spaces in which discussion can take place. We offer a range of ways of doing this – collaborative blogs, social media and organised events such as Death Cafes, seminars and conferences.