LINKS

Compassion in Dying is a UK national charity that is working to inform and empower people to exercise their rights and choices around end of life care.  – www.compassionindying.org.uk

“At some point you will have to make a decision about your healthcare. Understanding your rights to make those decisions and planning in advance can give you peace of mind.”

Compassion in Dying has launched the first free online tool for people to complete and print an Advance Statement or Advance Decision. – www.mydecisions.org.uk

 

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end of life care. What a conversation can do is to provide a shared understanding of what matters most to you and your loved ones. This can make it easier to make important decisions when the time comes. – www.theconversationproject.org

 

Soul Midwives, UK, whose Founder Felicity Warner says, in her book A Safe Journey Home: “A good death is an extraordinary, moving and sacred experience.  It can also have a healing quality, not only for the person who is involved but for their families, friends and the wider community.”

Soul Midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to anyone at the end of life. They draw on traditional skills, now largely forgotten, applying them to our modern world to lovingly ease the passage of the dying, and to ensure that their death is a dignified and peaceful experience. – www.soulmidwives.co.uk

Conscious Dying Institute, Boulder Colorado, whose mission is: To restore death and dying to its natural place in the sacred circle of life by creating a new wisdom-based culture of healing caregivers and professionals, practicing across all health care settings, who elevate the experience of end of life care.  Their transformative programs cultivate an authentic caring healing presence in caregivers, restoring emotional integrity and spiritual sanctity to relationships and increasing life satisfaction for all involved.

Sacred Passage Doulas practice healing vs. curative care across all health care settings, working along side clinical professional, increasing precious quality moments of life, spiritual sanctity, beauty, inter-connectedness and appreciation of life for everyone. – www.consciousdyinginstitute.com

 

 

RESOURCES

Books

  • The Grace in Dying – Kathleen Dowling Singh
  • Being Mortal – Atul Gwande
  • The Four Things That Matter Most – Ira Byock
  • The Best Care Possible – Ira Byock
  • Using the Power of Hope to Cope with Dying – Cathleen Fenslow-Brunjes
  • How We Die – Sherwin Nuland
  • Who Dies – Stephen Levine
  • Care of the Soul in Medicine – Thomas Moore
  • Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System – Stephen Kiernan
  • A Safe Journey Home – Felicity Warner
  • Changing the Way We Die – Fran Smith, Sheila Himmel
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Anam Cara – John O’Donahue