Conversations About Death

We put together a few links for you about death conversations we found helpful. Enjoy!

PBS Frontline’s documentary Being Mortal is based on Dr. Atul Gawande’s book of the same name. Having conversations about death with your loved ones—as well as your doctor—is a topic covered in both. Additionally, PBS offers suggestions from experts on how to get that conversation started here.

The Conversation Project offers a “starter kit” that gets you prepared to initiate and explore the topic of death with loved ones. As the website puts it: “This isn’t about filling out Advance Directives or other medical forms. It’s about talking to your loved ones about what you or they want for end-of-life care.”

Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death is an interactive website designed to help us normalize a conversation about mortality. If we want to change how we deal with death in our culture, we all need to join in the conversation.

Gift of Grace: A Conversation Game for Living and Dying Well

Out of the UK, Diealog has as its stated mission, “to talk openly, and sometimes laugh as well as cry, too, about our shared vulnerability as we ALL face death and dying.”