B:3 Bringing Death to Life

Session Summary

A Strategic Framework on Palliative and End of Life Care was published by The Scottish Government in December 2015. Greater discussion of bereavement, death, dying and care at end of life will support transformational change in the quality of palliative and end of life care.

This creative workshop, led by a team of palliative care professionals, helped delegates explore how to engage with conversations about death and dying in a positive and life-enhancing way.

The session considered the language used in these conversations and the questions that can prompt dialogue about what matters most when time is becoming short. Participants were encouraged to think about people they have cared for, those who have died and those who they are currently supporting.

The contributions provided by delegates during the sessions formed the content for a poem which was written during the Event and performed by Playwright, performer and poet, Martin O’Connor. Please see below to view the recital of the poem.

Poem performed by Martin O’Connor can be downloaded below.