The Art of Dying Well
About This Show
Our ‘Art of Dying Well’ podcasts aim to make death and dying something we can talk about openly without discomfort or fear. Each month we interview a guest on a key topic, engage in a little ‘death chatter’ before getting the view from the ‘chaplain’s chair’.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 5: Caring for the Elderly at the End of Life
5 days ago
An ageing population has a significant impact on care services, so for this month's 'Art of Dying Well' podcast, we're looking at how we care for elderly people nearing the end of life.
To do this, we've brought in our guest reporter Nina Mattiello Azadeh. Nina visited The Charterhouse - a former Carthusian monastery in the heart of London, founded in 1611, that provides accommodation to a community of elderly residents known as 'Brothers'. Nina speaks to two Brothers and the Revd Robin Isherwood, Chaplain at The Charterhouse.
For 'Death Chatter' we talk about less traditional final resting places and how returning to nature in an unmarked plot has become a real option for many.
We wrap things up with 'The View from the Chaplain's Chair'. Sister Liz Farmer looks at the value of getting out the photo albums to unlock precious memories. She did just this as she nursed her father in his last months.