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Biggest fears about dying

Sallie Tisdale says "we have secret fears and questions we never ask aloud" about death and dying. What is the biggest fear? LES Spring 2019 presenter, Sallie Tisdale, answers here: Sallie Tisdale presents Advice for Future Corpses: A workshop on preparing for death in Toronto May 30 - 31.
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Supporting Death and Grief

As a palliative nurse, Sallie Tisdale will walk into the room of someone who is dying and it is familiar.  In this video she provides helpful information when working with someone who is dying and their families: Join Sallie Tisdale in Toronto for more Advice for Future Corpses: A workshop on preparing for death (May [...]
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Keep Your Own Agenda Out Of My Death!

As mental health professionals and medical professionals, working with people dying can be difficult. We all have our own ideas and bias about a “good death”. Palliative nurse, author and LES Spring 2019 presenter, Sallie Tisdale, says “Keep your own agenda out of it!!” Click here to learn more (it’s not as easy as it [...]
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Books about Death…Morbid or Uplifting?

Andrew Solomon had written an eloquent and moving piece in the New York Times Book Review about books dealing with death. The New York Times commented “To say that books about death are morbid may seem a truism, but of course, most books are about death. They deal directly or indirectly with the contrasting temporality of […]

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RECOVERING FROM GRIEF

In the aftermath of her husband’s sudden and unexpected death during a vacation, Shery Sandberg turned to her friend Adam Grant (a psychologist and researcher who studies how people find motivation and meaning) for advice on how to talk to her children. She writes: “We can start by showing children that they matter. Sociologists define […]