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At the Hospice in the Weald, we know the huge benefits of being able to plan ahead. And we also understand how difficult it can be to talk about death, dying and loss. We would like to change this; we would like to help everyone to have open and honest conversations about death and end-of-life issues.
With our, ‘It’s never too early to…’ campaign over the next three months we are going to bring you three different topics that might help to start ‘that conversation’. The idea is that we can all use the topics to talk to our loved ones and to help all of us think about and plan ahead to make informed choices about end-of-life decisions.
‘Death literacy’ is about the skills, knowledge and awareness that help us access and understand information about end-of-life care options, and this allows us all to make informed choices about what we want or importantly, what we don’t want at end of life.
Let's be prepared and get ready for what's ahead. Whether that be in the distant future or not, making sure you and your loved ones are prepared for death could not be more important. We plan so much around births and weddings so why don't we plan more around our deaths?
Helping you to understand the practical aspects of leaving your family, estate and legacies in good order to make it as easy as possible for them when you are gone.
It's easy to see why people might avoid this difficult subject. You might worry about upsetting the person you talk to, fear the subject, or not know how to bring it up. Here are some tips on communicating your wishes.
Knowing what someone would like to happen can help to reduce some of the responsibility on family members, so having conversations about this and planning ahead is really important and can also allow for many meaningful discussions.
The Departure Lounge is somewhere you are able to consider and have conversations about death and dying – we hope that you will come away with more awareness about end-of-life matters, to help make informed choices for yourself, family and friends for when needed.
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