Confronting, managing and experiencing death and dying are among the most difficult, painful and troubling issues we face. Death and dying is also almost a public policy vacuum. As people live longer the way we die is changing. Death is increasingly a drawn out process of gradual loss. This project funded by Help the Hospices published late in 2010 by Demos based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research to explore the case for alternative ways we could support people to live well at the end of life.
The report Dying for Change, written with Jake Garber, is available below.
My School of Life school of life sermon on seeing life from the last three years backwards, provides some of the background thinking which got the project going.