Talking about death is important. It is not gruesome or unhealthy to do but in fact a good reality a check and a way to express ideas and feelings when it is not too late
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The article, A Talk About Death Can Be The Most Meaningful Conversation Of Your Life, by
“I recently participated in a roundtable discussion about death, dying and funerals (you can view the video here) and I was surprised at how reluctant we are to discuss this very important — and natural — topic with the ones we love. The women who participated are very open-minded and, as someone who is entrenched in end-of-life decisions every day, I was genuinely shocked that many hadn’t yet considered what they would like for their own end-of-life celebration. None at the table had broached the topic with their spouses or parents.
When we’re young, our parents have to have a lot of awkward and uncomfortable conversations with us – but they do it because they know it’s important. We owe it to the ones we love to have an open and honest dialogue to get on the same page when it comes to death and dying. Having that conversation with your aging parents about their final wishes will be instrumental in easing the stress when they do eventually pass.
A survey found fewer than four in 10 (38 per cent) Canadians say they know every detail of their parents’ funeral preferences. That leaves more than two-thirds in the dark about what their loved ones would like for their funeral.”
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