November 2021

Dying Well

A spotlight on wellbeing when living with a terminal illness

Dying Well
In partnership with

What matters to people with terminal illness and how can society support their wellbeing as long as possible? The evidence about what matters spreads across academia, policy and practice.

Through the Dying Well project, we bring people from across these fields together to share their learnings, and identify where the evidence gaps are when it comes to living with a terminal illness and wellbeing.

Why is this important?

With a wellbeing lens on policy, some things would be different. As with mental health, end of life care and how the experience of pain is approached are not adequately addressed by current metrics and approaches. This project aims to identify where research and practice need to go next.

About the Dying Well project

Dying Well is a collaborative programme of work in partnership with Clair Fisher, a long-time collaborator of the Centre. Clair is also behind Dying Well.

The project explores:

  • Making the case for putting wellbeing at the heart of palliative and end of life care and services, especially in Advance Care Planning conversations.
  • Providing a space for practitioners to share their experience and insights of putting wellbeing the heart of hospice and palliative care.
  • Showcasing research that can help policy makers and practitioners design better, wellbeing-focused services.
  • Bringing together a collaborative network of interested practitioners, policy-makers and researchers to share learning and ideas.

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In this project

Blog by Clair Fisher
How can wellbeing evidence improve the lives of people living with terminal illness?
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A summary of practitioner conversations
Dying Well: Wellbeing at the end of life
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Podcast episodes with Clair
Dying Well: podcast mini series
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