Death Discussion Movements Get Conversations Started | Funeral Business Advisor Magazine – Shared via Gail Rubin

On June 22, 2018, The New York Times ran a story titled “The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life.” Death discussion movements are now generating coverage in major news media outlets. Here’s an overview of the most popular movements, in order of when they were started in the United Kingdom or the United States. Dying Matters 2009 In 2009, the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) set up the Dying Matters Coalition to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement among the citizens of the United Kingdom (UK). The National Health Service England and Hospice UK now fund this effort. A US equivalent would be if the Medicare program and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization got together to promote death discussion. Instead, we had an uproar in 2009 about “death panels” in regard to Medicare reimbursing doctors to discuss end-of-life care issues with their patients. Fortunately, this has since changed. Doctors who see patients under Medicare are now

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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