INTRODUCING “THE “D” WORD” WORKSHOP
Creating Space to Talk About Death & Dying
Having worked in and around Palliative Care and trained over 100 volunteers to sit with patients in the last days and hours of their lives, it has become apparent to us that the majority of people find it hard to even say the words “death” and “dying”.
We have come up with over 32 euphemisms for death – you’d be surprised by just how many ways we avoid saying the D words (if you can think of more – do let us know!!)
So – we have created a workshop to address exactly this issue. We can deliver it to anyone – not just to professionals in hospitals or care homes (although we would love to hear from them to).
Death and dying is a human issue – and we are keen to engage as many of people as we can to have the conversation, dispel the myths, so we can live life to the full for as long as we’ve got.
Learning Objectives for the sessions are:
To understand what happens to someone in the last few days of life
Practical advice on how to support them in all settings ie home/care home/hospital
To explore why we find it difficult to talk about death and dying
To consider the different types of paperwork related to death and dying
The workshops are suitable for anyone who may be involved either professionally or personally with supporting people who are dying. The sessions are relaxed and informative, allowing people to discuss and question our facilitators and dispel some of the myths surrounding this little talked about subject.
Each workshop is facilitated by an experienced member of the team at the Anne Robson Trust and is suitable for up to 25 participants at a cost of £500 (£20pp). We will come to your place of work – making it easy for people to attend, and we will provide all materials, information sheets and certificates of attendance.