Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021

Preview to the topic:

We came across this topic by chance, but we were pleased to come across this. It’s something we think is so important. We wouldn’t have imagined this would have an awareness month. It is such a taboo subject, one in which my sister and I are trying our best to try and help to break this through sharing our story. In honesty, my sister and I struggle to say the word, we struggle to associate it to our Dad, BUT even still speaking from our experiences, we feel it is a matter that needs to be spoken about and discussed. We feel passionate about this because of the experience we had with our Dad when he was an inpatient in the hospital. …

Please see Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021 which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. Illustrative Examples: Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021
  3. Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021
  4. Nicole C | Emerald Awakenings
  5. The Gravewoman
  6. Compassion in Dying
  7. Our Final Thoughts/ Our YouTube Video

© Copyright 2019 Grief Probate Journey Blog *PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SOURCED FROM UK and AMERICAN WEBSITES* It is also based on our own experience. *We are not experts in this field, we are speaking purely on our own experience with information sought from the internet to give further examples. *

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1. Introduction

We came across this topic by chance, but we were pleased to come across this. It’s something we think is so important. We wouldn’t have imagined this would have an awareness month. It is such a taboo subject, one in which my sister and I are trying our best to try and help to break this through sharing our story.

In honesty, my sister and I struggle to say the word Death, we struggle to associate it to our Dad, BUT even still speaking from our experiences, we feel it is a matter that needs to be spoken about and discussed.

We feel passionate about this because of the experience we had with our Dad when he was an inpatient in the hospital.

We really wish we had been aware of matters like this as it could have made a huge difference in the way things turned out.

We started our blog to try and make a difference, and in the hope of helping others.

Things that were too late for us or might not have worked out as great for us, by sharing our experience it could hopefully be the difference between something similar happening to someone, or it could help to bring understanding to someone who is grieving.

Talking to your loved ones in the here and now, and whilst they are in the right state of mind to do so (once you are deemed not in the right state of mind you can no longer make such decisions – dementia, Alzheimer’s).

These are reasons we would encourage these kinds of talks so that when the time comes yours, your loved ones wishes can be granted.

When our Dad was an inpatient in the hospital my sister and I tried our hardest to fight for the best possible care for our Dad. As his daughters we knew our Dad and so his mental state of mind was something we were always concerned about when he was an inpatient.

Despite our hardest efforts and deepest concerns, when our Dad was discharged to home from hospital the care package was not sufficient enough. This led to our Dads movements decreasing rapidly and this was due to the bed that had been delivered for him being faulty and didn’t have the correct mattress etc, which caused him to get a bed sore (which developed into a stage four bedsore. We have a topic on Bedsores and Osteomyelitis). All our Dad ever wanted was to be at home. He didn’t like being an inpatient in the hospital.

If we had discussed such matters with our Dad earlier on in life, when this unforeseen illness was diagnosed, our Dads wishes that would have been made would have had to have been granted.

When you are an inpatient, you can feel like nothing is in your control. You could:

  • Feel like you are a burden
  • Feel like your independence has been taken away
  • Feel like your dignity has been taken away

None of these feelings will help when also battling with illness.

This is why we would always encourage people to talk to their loved ones in the here and now so that their wishes can be granted. We did a topic on: Talk to your loved ones in there here and now: Planning your Health Care which goes into this a bit more.

The focus for this year is: Being in a good place to die.

We understand this is a sensitive matter, and such conversations are easier said than done, but from our own personal experience, this is why we would encourage people and families to have these discussions so that plans can be put in place.

Losing a loved one is never easy, you can never be prepared for it no matter what. But knowing your loved ones final wishes are going to be granted makes a very big difference.

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2. Illustrative Examples: Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021

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3. Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021

3.1 Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021

Dying Matters Awareness Week, running from 10 – 16 May 2021, is a chance for coalition partners, organisations and individuals to come together and open up the conversation around death, dying and bereavement”.

3.2 Dying Matters Awareness Week

“Are you and your loved ones in a good place to die? Take part in Dying Matters Awareness Week from 10 – 16 May 2021 and join the end of life conversation”.

3.3 Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021 – Peace Hospice Care

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021. 10th-16th May is Dying Matters Awareness Week. This year, the week focusses on the importance of”…

3.4 Dying Matters Awareness Week, 10 – 16 May 2021 Dying…

Dying Matters Awareness Week, running from 10 – 16 May, is a chance for individuals and organisations to open up the conversation around dying, death”.

3.5 Events Calendar | Dying Matters

“The Humber. 08 Mar 2021 … Welcome to the ‘Santa Muerte-a-thon 2021‘. … Death Cafe comes to Cleethorpes for Dying Matters Awareness Week – online”.

3.6 Events Calendar | Dying Matters

“10 May 2021. #FuneralWishes campaign. London. For Dying Matters Awareness Week, we will lead a national conversation on social media about the”…

3.7 Dying Matters – Hospice UK

Dying Matters Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021 · What to expect · Bereavement · Things to do before you die · People with dementia · Let’s talk about dying · Dying”…

3.8 Dying Matters Week 2021 – Age UK

“Published on 21 April 2021 06:45 PM … This year, the theme for Dying Matters Awareness Week is to focus on the importance of being in a good place to die”.

3.9 Dying Matters (@DyingMatters) | Twitter

“We help people talk more openly about death, dying & bereavement. Dying Matters – so let’s talk about it. Part of @HospiceUK. Awareness Week 2021 10 – 16”…

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4. Nicole C | Emerald Awakenings

4. Nicole C | Emerald Awakenings

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5. The Gravewoman

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6. Compassion in Dying

6.1 Compassion in Dying: Home

Helping you prepare for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes. Have any questions? Talk to us. 0800 999 2434”.

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7. Our Final Thoughts/ Our YouTube Video

 We hope this topic can be of use to someone, and as always we would like to wish you a safe day, evening, night and beyond.

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