Positive death movement gaining traction, especially among women.
Death always has been a difficult subject to deal with.
Most people would rather not talk about it.
Facing the inevitable is not pleasant.
So, for the most part, talking about death is a taboo subject.
But that is mainly true of Western societies.
There are some parts of the world where death is celebrated.
But with the advent of assisted suicide becoming more common there is a subtle and steady change coming about death.
People are becoming more open about it and are more willing to deal with.
There even is a starter kit that one can download that will provide guidance and help on how to deal with end of life situations.
Positive Death Movement Gaining Traction
In a report The New York Times says:
“Nearly a million people have downloaded the starter kit for the Conversation Project, a guide to discussing plans for the end of life.
Others use the popular WeCroak app, which sends five daily reminders that we are all going to die.
All share a common idea: that Western culture has become too squeamish about talking about death, and that the silence impoverishes the lives leading up to it.”
“If there is a germinal moment for the positive death movement, it is 2003, when a social worker at a New York hospice center became disillusioned by the care that the medical staff were able to give to dying patients and their families.
“The social worker, Henry Fersko-Weiss, saw what doulas did for women during and after childbirth. Why couldn’t dying people get the same level of attention and emotional support?”
So today a lot of people take a more joyful approach to death.
And it has become a movement – the positive death movement.
It consists mainly of women who want to break the taboos surrounding death.
And for these movement members death is something to be celebrated.
Or putting it another way: