Resources For Understanding Death

Understanding death and learning about what happens when you die is at the crux of our mission. Here are a few key resources for you to delve deeper into topics such as the dying process, the funeral industry, dealing with tragedy, hospice care, and more. We hope to help bring the death conversation back into everyday life in order to live fully.

Nearing the End of Life: A Guide for Relatives and Friends of the Dying


Sue Brayne's Nearing the End of Life, written with Peter Fenwick, provides an unvarnished yet sensitive guide to what to expect during the dying process of a loved one. The guide focuses not on the minutiae of, for example, funeral planning, but on topics such as how to listen well and "what happens if my relative or friend has dementia?" All of this rests on the authors' view that death "is never an easy time ... But being present at the time of death can be a profoundly rich and moving experience, on many levels."

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