What do we mean when we talk about 'dying well'? This is one of life's greatest questions.
The mission of the Centre for the Art of Dying Well, based at St Mary’s University, is to help people to live and die well and be supported in their grief. It brings together many of the best minds, partnering with organisations and individuals to support and develop companionship and community in life and in death.
The Centre for the Art of Dying Well at St Mary’s University, Twickenham’s major partnership with the Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) to train members and volunteers as end of life companions.
A simple guide to being at the bedside of someone who is dying, inspired by palliative care doctors, nurses, chaplains, friends and relatives.
Multidisciplinary research with Lancaster University Medical School to explore its introduction into healthcare settings and to help with public health education.
This research carried out together with the think-tank Demos analysed over 110,000 posts on public online forums where people were discussing issues relating to death, dying and end of life care. The data highlighted the ways in which online spaces provide comfort, connection and community to people grieving and people at the end of their life. It sets out a vision for how best to integrate this source of support into other end of life support mechanisms.
Our award winning podcast series aims to make life, death and grieving something people can talk about openly without discomfort or fear.
The Centre for the Art of Dying Well (St Mary’s website)