As part of a compassionate communities programme locally, I have been asked to provide some learning for family and friends.
The learning is all part of demystifying death and dying. As the facilitator my role is to facilitate the learning that happens as we share stories and experiences.
I am humbled by the contributions and honesty made by people attending . I have always believed we work in partnership with people and no more so than when we are caring at end of life.
I have learnt so much from people of other cultures, but the greatest learning for me, is acknowledging that their are so many ways that people honour and care for their dead, and no one way is the right way. Respect for one another's beliefs is paramount, especially if we are looking to give ownership of death and dying back to the community, just where is belongs.