Living Well, Dying Well has been formed and developed, at the instigation of Archbishop Fisher, as a collaborative initiative amongst organisations all guided by Catholic social teaching.
Living Well, Dying Well is the promotion of a Christian approach to death and dying that will assist people to have less fear of death and to regard it as a normal part of life. Our hope is that people die in a state of grace, reconnected with God and at peace with others.
We also see significant benefit in having community-based accompaniment that provides compassionate care for people and their families and friends through to the end of life.
We want everyone to know that they are loved and that they have a role to play. This applies to all of us, even when we are of advanced age or are dying.
We are very pleased to be part of the launch of Living Well, Dying Well, and look forward to its progress over the years to come.
Mark Phillips, CEO CatholicCare Sydney
Held during National palliative Care Week, the Living Well Dying Well Community Forum was designed to start much-need conversations about death and dying in our community.