Dying to Know Day brings life to death

Dying to Know Day
Dying to Know Day on 8 August promotes conversations about death and dying.

Dying to Know Day brings to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN’s Bundaberg-based palliative care project officer Linda Byrne says the DTKD website was a great resource regarding all things you might be Dying to Know but too afraid to ask.

“Too many of us are dying in a way not consistent with our values or wishes,” Linda said.

“Did you know, for example, you can die in the comfort of your own home and not a hospital in many cases?

“Too often we feel ill-equipped to support loved ones who are dying, caring or grieving.

“Dying to Know Day is designed to change this by activating conversations and curiosity.”

There will be a morning tea in Bundaberg to promote the conversation on Friday, 9 August at 10am at the Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre, 111 Targo Street.

Dying to Know Day event will feature:

• A range of tools and multilingual resources
• Activities to start conversations and curiosity
• Details about local services and supports available
• Lucky door prizes
• Morning tea provided

“By encouraging death literacy and providing a space to talk about end of life plans, we can help people, families and communities to ‘do death better,” Linda said.

For more information contact Linda Byrne by email to lbyrne@ourphn.org.au