Death Cafe Raleigh is part of a global movement to increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
About Death Cafe Raleigh
- Join our growing community of people who are here to share, learn and listen to ideas about making the death topic, a little less “taboo”.
- Everyone is welcome to come and join in the conversation!
- We ask that you bring an open mind and share your thoughts
Join us on Thursday, May 4th, 2023 at Renaissance Funeral Home – 6:30pm-8:30pm
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Death: why children should be taught about it in school
“New efforts need to be made to demystify death and dying. And there’s more to it than simply getting people to talk about death – although this is a positive step. Directly educating the younger generation is an important shift towards empowering people to understand the interplay between law, medicine and ethical issues surrounding death and dying.”
The Problem With a Happy Funeral
“The problem with trying to have a happy funeral is, that when someone we love dies, we aren’t happy, we’re sad.
We may have happy memories about the person, and there may be a part of us that’s happy because they’re no longer suffering or in pain, so there can be parts of a funeral that have happiness. But when someone we care about dies, the normal and natural human response is grief. We’re sad, and it’s healthy to be sad.”
What a doctor wishes patients knew about the end
“As a hospice and palliative medicine physician, my job is to help reduce suffering. At the end of life, that job becomes especially intense when time is short, when machines and data seem to be taking over, and so many intense emotions surround a body that is trying to die.