The Caregiver Community

Hosted ByFrances Hall

Navigating the frequently mysterious, sometimes frightening, and often humorous world of caregiving. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, volunteer activities and parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

Making Death a Normal Conversation with Pam Carter, End of Life Doula

Normalizing the approach to the discussion of death is important and necessary. Just as birth is a natural process, so too is death. Join Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAP, and her guest, Pam Carter, a Death Educator and end-of-life doula, as they discuss how families can better talk about and prepare for the ending of a loved one’s life.

This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC.

Following you will find resources mentioned in this episode to help you have these conversations and prepare both young and old for feeling comfortable with talking about death and dying.

The Conversation Project is an excellent website that offers a variety of assistance to families both in discussion and planning.

The Elephant in the Room Game is an excellent resource with various articles to inform and guide individuals in open discussions.

The Death Deck is a card game designed to engage families in conversations on living and dying. This is a deck of 112 cards with a mixture of multiple-choice and open-ended questions guiding a group in lively discussion around the topic of death.