• After the death of a child - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Every bereavement is a difficult process, but the death of a child can be the heaviest loss to bear. It is often said that there is no worse situation for parents to be faced than the death of thei...
  • Planning a funeral service - Duration: 2 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Funeral planning is never easy. Funerals are a time of mixed emotions. You will want to say goodbye to your loved one, spend time grieving, and celebrate their life, but there can also be a rush t...
  • Remember Them - Duration: 89 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    The Remember Them virtual memorial wall.
    When you Instagram or tweet a picture of a loved one who is dying or has died, tag @artofdyingwell and a group of nuns and monks will carry them in prayer....
  • The Art of Dying Well - Site Ad - Duration: 43 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    The Art of Dying Well is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Based in the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stori...
  • The Art of Dying Well - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
  • Breaking the Taboo - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Death is often hidden from view and only rarely discussed. Being open about death can calm your fears. It can help you value your life more and to think about the care you would like to receive whe...
  • Accepting your Mortality - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

    • 2 years ago
    Death is an unavoidable part of the cycle of life - yet many of us do everything we can to delay, disregard and deny it. However, getting more comfortable with the reality of death can both help us...
  • Making the Most of Life - Duration: 115 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    What does it mean to live well and how is it connected to dying well? Religion and philosophy offers you answers but decisions about how you live your life rest ultimately with you.
  • What is Dying Well - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    If you think about death as a journey, not just as a specific moment, it may help you understand what it means to die well. But as with any journey, you need to prepare for it.
  • Dealing with Uncertainty - Duration: 106 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    People who are diagnosed with a serious illness often talk about having to put their lives on hold while they receive treatment. In this situation, the certainties of daily life may disappear overn...
  • Planning a Good Death - Duration: 99 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Where do you begin to plan for a good death? There is a lot to think about and the task might seem daunting at first. It's likely that you will think about the process of dying, your loved ones and...
  • Life after a brush with Death - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Surviving a serious illness or a traumatic event where others have been killed may give your life a new sense of purpose. You're also likely to feel more vulnerable and may wonder why you were spar...
  • Making the most of Now - Duration: 86 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    If you have an incurable illness you may feel more than ever the need to live for each day. You'll need to make decisions about your care and what you want to do in the time you have left. With sup...
  • Big Question about Death - Duration: 110 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    The process of coming to terms with death can throw up a whole series of questions that often begin with the word ‘why’. Allowing time to explore meaning - either in your own life or in general - i...
  • What the Church says about Death - Duration: 101 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Most people have an instinctive fear of death, but many also have a conviction that something lies beyond, that death does not have the last word. The Catholic faith is rooted in the belief that Go...
  • Understanding Spiritual Needs - Duration: 113 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    What would be your reaction if someone asked you about your 'spiritual needs'? You wouldn’t be alone if you wondered what on earth they were talking about. Is this a roundabout way of asking which ...
  • Talking about death and dying - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    When you are part of a terminally ill patient’s care team, helping them to talk about death and dying is an important part of your role. You will want to be positive and hopeful, but this can be ch...
  • Helping Your Loved Ones - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Of all of the worries you may have about death, concerns about your loved ones will probably be fairly high on the list. These might include worries for their future, not wanting to be a ‘burden’, ...
  • Dying in a Caring Context - Duration: 101 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Until recently, palliative care was a neglected area of medicine. But there is growing recognition that there often comes a stage in a patient’s treatment when the emphasis needs to shift from cure...
  • Being kind to Yourself - Duration: 93 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    When someone close to you is terminally ill, it’s important to look after yourself. You will no doubt be facing your own ups and downs, as well as having to come to terms with losing your loved one...
  • Dealing with Bereavement - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    The loss of a loved one is often one of the most traumatic experiences you can have. Whether the death was expected or sudden, taking in the reality is no easy task. While life will never be the sa...
  • Helping the Bereaved - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    How do you comfort someone who has lost someone they love? The grieving person will probably be feeling lost and alone. But if you choose the right words and offer the right help you can make a rea...
  • Your Emotional Health as a Caregiver - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Caring for people who are dying can be both emotionally challenging and rewarding at the same time. If you work in one of the caring professions, it’s important to remember that your physical and e...
  • Advance Care Planning - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    If you are terminally ill, drawing up an advance care plan may help you to have a good death. Putting on record how you would like to be treated in your final days and months can give you and your ...
  • Providing Holistic Care - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    By providing holistic care - meeting both the spiritual as well as the physical needs of their patients - people who work in the caring professions have a very special role in helping the dying.
  • Gethsemane Meditation - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Dr Kathryn Mannix, a palliative care and end of life care consultant, shares a meditation on Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and how people nearing the end of their lives can relate to the Gospe...
  • What is death like? - Duration: 8 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Dr Kathryn Mannix, palliative care consultant and author of 'With The End in Mind' talks to journalist Nicola Meyrick about death and what death is like. One of the things that people will notice i...
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