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Ashgate Hospice > Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

What is Dying Matters?

Dying Matters is a campaign run by Hospice UK that is working to create an open culture around dying and grief and break the taboo that stops us from talking about it. 

 

How to get involved

Talking about death, dying and bereavement is hard. It can feel awkward or uncomfortable and can be hard to talk about with friends and family. We are committed to helping break the stigma around talking about death and want to normalise conversations around dying.

Everyone can play a part in this year’s Dying Matters Week, by talking in whatever way, shape or form works for them.  

Helping conversations happen

What is a good death?

For many people, trying to comprehend the concept of a ‘good death’ may seem impossible, particularly so soon after the death of a loved one. You might think that the term is jarring and insensitive; that the words ‘good’ and ‘death’ should not be in the same sentence. 

However, for us at Ashgate Hospice, and for our palliative and end of life care colleagues across the UK, we believe the term ‘good death’ can have positive connotations.

Explore what a ‘good death’ means