Dublin people are invited to attend two Death Café Conversations taking place in Rua Red here in Tallaght and Wood Quay Venue, DCC Civic Offices to have their say on what is important at end of life and inform Ireland’s first ever ‘Charter for Dying, Death and Bereavement in Ireland 2016’.
Sharon Foley, CEO of THE Irish Hospice Foundation explained what it’s all about:
“Throughout Autumn The Irish Hospice Foundation is inviting people to remember and reflect on their own experiences of dying, death and bereavement and re-imagine what it might take to facilitate a good death.
“We’re doing this partly through four death café conversations, two of which takes place in Dublin – one in Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght on 10th October and the second in Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices on 17th October.
“Attendees will be invited to fill in a survey and have their say on what’s important to them at end of life which will inform our ‘Irish Charter on Dying, Death and Bereavement 2016’ published next year.”
“For all of us there will come a time when we, and the people we love, will need care through illness, at the end of life and in bereavement.
“It’s important to understand how people look at death and dying so we can make sure correct supports are in place. We are pleased to be leading such an important public discussion and creating this essential charter.”
Death Café Conversations over tea and cake encourage gentle but meaningful interactions about dying, death and bereavement and encourage interaction about an often under-discussed and difficult subject. People are already sharing their experiences online through twitter #HaveYourSayIrl and https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/haveyoursayirl. attend a Death Café Conversation and share the survey with friends and relatives. All feedback will inform the upcoming charter.
The Irish Hospice Foundation is partnered with Limerick Compassionate Communities (part of Milford Hospice) in the project; and working with the support of Dublin City, Fingal and South County Dublin County Councils.
Death Café Conversations will be taking taking place on:
· Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght, Monday 10th October 11.00am – 1.00pm
· Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Monday 17th October 11.00am – 1.00pm
All are welcome to attend the events and light refreshments provided on the day.