Learn about the obstacles facing the end-of-life movement as we try to improve our approach to death and dying in society.
In Part 2 of this discussion I’ll look at the major “threats” to the advancement of improved care for the dying and dead in our society and how we might overcome them. Be sure to listen to Part 1 and download the original article below if you want to know more.
The links mentioned in this episode include:
A Year of Reading Dangerously reading group – http://eoluniversity.com/yearofreading
Episode 128: Why We Need Death Education for Everyone Right Now
Episode 129: How to Teach Death-Ed to College Students with Stacy Smith
Episode 130: How Death Awareness Can Change the World
Episode 132: What it Takes to be a GREAT Death-Ed Teacher
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Today we will discuss the potential threats or obstacles to advancing the end-of-life movement in our society:
- Lure of technology that attracts people to seek more and more treatment at the end of life rather than seeking out alternatives.
- Desire for convenience
- Fear of pain
Take-away messages from this 2-part series include:
- We need a unified message for the cause of improving our society’s approach to death and dying.
- Educate, educate, educate.
- Create public-professional coalitions in every community
- Be in it for the long haul
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