I’ve a question for you!
It’s National Good Death Week here in Scotland (also known as Dying Matters Week in England) and all over the country there are events taking place to highlight this topic, the one thing we all know for sure will happen. It’s probably the only thing we know will definitely happen, in a world of increasing uncertainty!
But we don’t like to look at it, do we?
It’s the elephant in the room, and here she is. My drawing of End of Life Ellie when I realized she was hidden in every room in the country.
But she’s come out to play this week, at least in the UK! So what might she have to say about what a Good Death is?
Most people when thinking of this (if you have the courage to think about it at all!) say that they want a pain-free death.
Let’s assume that that is possible. So here’s the question:
What else would you put on your list for a good death?
Post in the comments below and lets see what comes up.
There was a small delegation of nursing staff, educators and palliative care volunteers at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital yesterday under the Dying Matters awareness banner. It took them 10 years to research the needs for their special 12 bed unit. Here’s a link to their page which has links at the end of the page. It’s not easy to guess what you ‘might’ need u t the time might arrive. This information could start the thought process