FACING DEATH PERSONALLY
Living with the knowledge that death is close at hand can take a huge emotional toll.
Knowing that your feelings are normal and expected, may help you to navigate this time.
In many ways, this experience in a personal one and will different for everyone. These resources have been designed to help you in your journey and support you as you provide support those close to you.
Acceptance and looking ahead
Coming to terms with our mortality is a universal challenge. Acknowledging the reality, moving with the pain and suffering and arriving at a place of finding and making meaning in it, is the task of living our dying well. In all of this there can be growth.
People who are diagnosed with a serious illness often talk about having to put their lives on hold while they receive treatment. These are living losses that we will grieve.
Helping your loved ones
Of all the worries you may have about death, concerns about your loved ones will probably be high on your list. You may have worries about how the lives of those closest to you will be affected by your death and their grief.
Palliative care is specialised medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness.
Mindfulness and self-compassion
Mindfulness can help us navigate stressful situations and uncomfortable feelings, increase our capacity for empathy and allow us to reframe our lives with life-limiting illness.
Additional Living Well Dying Well resources to help you support someone in your network who is facing death.
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