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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2020

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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2020

The Hospice hopes a national awareness week will encourage families to have conversations around dying, death and grief.

Each year, Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place, and offers people the chance to get involved with conversations around the end of life.

This year, the week which runs from May 11 to 17 and has a theme of ‘Dying to be Heard’, will be different.

Barbara Gale, the Hospice’s Chief Executive, said: “Dying Matters Awareness Week is an important week as it puts these topics on the agenda.

“For many the current situation means that these topics are at the forefront of our minds, many of us may already be having these conversations.

“It is important that we not only have these conversations with those close to us but that we listen to our loved ones when they want to talk about death and grief.”

To aid conversations around dying, the Hospice, working with colleagues in the NHS, has developed some guidance titled Talking Together About Dying.

The choices that people make around death and dying, however big or small, can give people a sense of control, the Hospice hopes the guidance will help people to talk about and record their wishes.

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