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The beliefs and traditions that revolve around the meaning of death play an important role in every culture, but how do these ideas vary and what are the implications for those in a society that is forced to confront questions of mortality?

The 11th Death, Dying and Disposal conference, held at The Open University under the auspices of ASDS (The Association for the Study of Death and Society) in September 2013, examined how academic research feeds into and influences what practitioners believe and what they do, as well as evaluating how this influences the care and treatment of people at the end of their lives.

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The beliefs and traditions that revolve around the meaning of death play an important role in every culture, but how do these ideas vary and what are the implications for those in a society that is forced to confront questions of mortality?

The 11th Death, Dying and Disposal conference, held at The Open University under the auspices of ASDS (The Association for the Study of Death and Society) in September 2013, examined how academic research feeds into and influences what practitioners believe and what they do, as well as evaluating how this influences the care and treatment of people at the end of their lives.

    The Public Health approach

    The Public Health approach

    Professor Allan Kellehear, sociologist and Professor of Community Health at Middlesex University advocates a public health model when it comes to care.

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    Transcript -- The Public Health approach

    Transcript -- The Public Health approach

    Professor Allan Kellehear, sociologist and Professor of Community Health at Middlesex University advocates a public health model when it comes to care.

    Hospices

    Hospices

    Nigel Hartley, Director of Supportive Care at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London and is currently redeveloping Day and Outpatient Services at St. Christopher’s Hospice.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Hospices

    Transcript -- Hospices

    Nigel Hartley, Director of Supportive Care at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London and is currently redeveloping Day and Outpatient Services at St. Christopher’s Hospice.

    Death and rituals

    Death and rituals

    Professor Douglas Davies, an anthropologist and theologian at the University of Durham has studied death, dying and after-life beliefs in addition to editing the Encyclopaedia of Cremation.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Death and rituals

    Transcript -- Death and rituals

    Professor Douglas Davies, an anthropologist and theologian at the University of Durham has studied death, dying and after-life beliefs in addition to editing the Encyclopaedia of Cremation.

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