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Dying to Know - Talking to loved ones about death

Last updated: 10 August 2022
  • Thursday, 18 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Webinar
  • Free

Dying to Know Day is an annual campaign that empowers Australians at all stages of life to live and die well. It seeks to reshape how Australians approach death, dying, and end-of-life planning.

Expressing your wishes about the end of your life can help make sure it is as close as possible to the way you want it to be, and reflects what mattered in life. It helps you to leave a positive legacy that is consistent with how you want to be remembered, and have your life celebrated as you choose.

Communicating with loved ones and setting your wishes in place can be confronting, but it's important to do this before it's too late, or things can become very stressful for everyone concerned.

Join COTA NSW on Dying to Know Day to hear advice from a panel of experts on holding these tough conversations and making sure you have made your wishes clear.

Our panel includes:

  • Shayne Higson - CEO of Dying With Dignity NSW, the advocacy organisation that was largely responsible for NSW achieving voluntary assisted dying law reform in May this year.

  • Dr Kerrie Noonan – clinical psychologist, social researcher, innovator and founder of Dying to Know Day, working to create a more compassionate and death literate society.

  • Karen Riley – holistic therapies practitioner and end-of-life doula, facilitating and supporting clients and their loved ones through the end stage of life.