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  • Debbie Thrower

To be, or not to be, upfront about death?

Updated: Jun 3

'A Good Place to Die ' is a new resource from the charity Time to Talk Befriending and its Anna Chaplains, put together to coincide with the Dying Matters Week theme of ‘what makes a good place to die and why’?


A facilitated conversation was led by Peter Wells, who is a Brighton-based psychotherapist and formerly lead chaplain at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. In attendance were health and social care professionals, chaplains, academics and charity professionals.


Have the conversations now

During the conversation people answered a series of pertinent questions, such as:

  • What has been your experience of people you know talking about where they would like to die and why?

  • What resources do you know of which would help people talk about and decide where to die?

  • After previous discussions, what are your thoughts about where you would like to die?

The charity has now compiled a list of all sorts of useful people to contact for more information... as well as books, guides, leaflets and templates of forms to note down one's personal wishes.


Another resource you might consider, within the BRF A Carer's Guide series, is: How to help someone spiritually towards the end of life, available from BRFonline.



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