Faith in Older People and the Church of Scotland Guild in collaboration with Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care hosted a conference on 27 November 2019.
When faced with the reality of deteriorating health, caring responsibilities, death or bereavement, people need many things from the NHS and other formal services, and from their friends, families and communities. Though health and social care services play an important role, they are only part of the picture. Education, workplace culture, family networks, the media, community support and access to information all play an important role in shaping people’s lives. Churches and faith communities have a presence in nearly every area of Scotland and can offer support to those of faith or none. This conference will focus on how faith communities take an active part in developing approaches to support members of their congregations in all aspects of end of life – planning, spiritual care, support for the dying and the bereaved. The conference will explore examples of existing work and provide practical approaches and resources which churches can use.
02 Marion Chatterley Part 2 Kathryn Mannix link to video clip – https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/dying-is-not-as-bad-as-you-think/p062m0xt