There’s a brilliant piece over at funeralwise.com that I think you will want to read.
It’s an interview with a teacher, George Campbell, who used to teach a death education class to his high school students.Yes, a death ed class. Could any teacher in Britain propose such a thing without getting death threats?
Here’s a taste:
5. How did teaching the course change your own views on death?
I don’t necessarily go out have a few beers and start talking about death education, but I am very comfortable talking about death. When I was teaching the class many people would ask me questions about it. As one student said, it was a course on how to live, not how to die. Once you spend time thinking about death, you realize that certain things you think are important are not, and other things you think are not important are.
The interview is a gripping read. And there’s a link to Campbell’s text book, which he has posted online. Great ideas here for anyone considering talking about death in the community.