Many of us are working to create social and cultural change on how we ‘do death’ in our communities, workplaces and institutions. Drawing upon interviews with death doulas, palliative care doctors and nurses, end of life and community development workers, this workshop explores the strategies and tactics that can contribute positively to change in both formal and informal settings. You will have an opportunity to explore your own approach and sharpen your change making skills.
Kerrie Noonan founded The Groundswell Project in 2010 with Peta Murray and is our lead on developing research driven strategies that develop death literacy for Australians and drive innovation for the way we develop end of life services and systems. Kerrie has spent a number of years developing capacity building approaches to death, dying and bereavement. She is passionate about the role that the arts can play in facilitating social and cultural change about death.
Kerrie is a clinical psychologist in palliative care and has worked in health and community settings as a community development social researcher. She is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and a PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University.
See her work:
Read: GOOD WEEKEND / SMH: LAST RITES: HOW THE WESTERN WORLD HAS LOST ITS 'DEATH LITERACY'
Read: Why talking about death is good for you by Adel Horin
Developing Death Literacy article published in the journal Progress in Palliative Care
End of Life at Home: Co-Creating an Ecology of Care by the Caring at end of life research team.
Talking about Death with Children: Lessons from Sesame Street.
Listen: RN breakfast