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Walk the walk: encountering death and dying spaces in hospital activity icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Walk the walk: encountering death and dying spaces in hospital

For some staff in hospitals, dealing with serious injury and death may be a common occurrence. But it is often unchartered territory for family and friends when called in to visit someone they know. It can be a time of heightened emotions and confusion.

Activity
15 mins
Men’s grief and belonging through football following perinatal loss article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Men’s grief and belonging through football following perinatal loss

How do bereaved fathers find support after losing a baby shortly before or after birth? This article looks at men’s experiences of belonging to a Sands United football team (the stillbirth and neonatal death society).

Article
5 mins
Compassion and care: staff experiences of death, the role of bereavement policies in higher education article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Compassion and care: staff experiences of death, the role of bereavement policies in higher education

Bereavement is something many of us will experience during our working lives. A recent survey set out to find out more about bereavement support for staff in UK HEIs.

Article
5 mins
What should I expect when I am nearing the end of my life? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

What should I expect when I am nearing the end of my life?

Death is part of life and is something we all need to face; not only our own death, but the deaths of those around us. Many of us are unprepared for this major event in our lives.

Article
5 mins
Ordinary dying and the Queen: Reflections on a case study article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Ordinary dying and the Queen: Reflections on a case study

Was the late Queen Elizabeth’s death an example of ‘ordinary dying’? This article examines what it means and what this case study reveals.

Article
5 mins
Narratives of COVID video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Narratives of COVID

The Pandemic has brought losses, death, and changes to everyday life on a global scale. At The Open University, we reached out to students, staff and alumni to hear about their experiences.

Video
5 mins
Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: making sense of a national framework for local action article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: making sense of a national framework for local action

The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care seeks to help transform end of life care across the country. A research team from The Open University set out to explore how people make sense of and use this document in their practice.

Article
5 mins
Walking the walk: improving death and dying spaces article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Walking the walk: improving death and dying spaces

Have you ever considered how the location and spaces in end-of-life care impact on a carer’s experience? Let's look at how attention to detail can make a huge difference.

Article
5 mins
Valuing death at home: making preparations article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Valuing death at home: making preparations

Death is part of life and is something we all need to face, not only our own death but the deaths of those around us. Yet many of us are unprepared for this major event in our lives.

Article
5 mins
Valuing death article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Valuing death

How can we prepare for death while ageing? This article explores...

Article
5 mins
A matter of life and death: inequalities in healthcare for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

A matter of life and death: inequalities in healthcare for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK were at greater risk of death from the virus. Dr Jenny Douglas explores racial inequalities in healthcare over the past 25 years in this article and video.

Video
10 mins
Dying: what’s wellbeing got to do with it? article icon

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Dying: what’s wellbeing got to do with it?

The concept of wellbeing is intended to be holistic and cover the entire life course and life events. However, when it comes to dying, wellbeing is usually not the first (or in top ten even) of words that people think about. People may be more familiar with thinking about ‘quality of life’, which if often linked to patient outcomes. In this ...

Article
5 mins