In this episode Dr. Karen Wyatt shares her favorite “take-aways” from the 12 presentations of the recent Death Expo event. If you missed Death Expo you can still purchase the recordings from the event for just $36 (which is a great price for 12 hours of education.) Go to this link to learn more.The speakers she highlights are:
Andrew George – LA photographer and creator of the “Right, before I die” photo series
Today Dr. Wyatt shares some tips on starting a film series in your community to encourage conversations about death and dying. Movies are a great way to touch and inspire people and open their hearts and minds to new information. You can get your own film series by following the steps below:
Define your target audience – know who you want to serve with this information and how many people you anticipate might attend
Find partners – look for organizations in your community that can serve as donors or sponsors
Locate a venue – try to find a free space by asking one of your partners to donate the use of their facility
Decide what to charge – create a budget and find out if you will need to sell tickets for the event or can ask for donations instead
Create an event schedule – decide how long your event should be and whether or not you can include time for a discussion group, panel, or guest lecturer after the film; also choose the day and time for your event so you can book the venue in advance if this is an ongoing monthly series
Choose your films – consider both feature films and documentaries as you plan your schedule. Go to eoluniversity.com/films to view a list of suggested films for your series
Promote your event – ask your community partners to help you get the word out
Let me know if you decide to do a film series! I would love to hear it turns out!
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Today Dr. Karen Wyatt discusses several “Action Steps” you can take in your own community to help improve end-of-life care. Change begins with the individual and if you want to ensure that your own dying is handled with respect and dignity then you should start now to help implement change. This podcast offers tangible steps you can take–some are easy, some will require a lot more effort–to get your community talking about and making changes in how death and dying are managed. Some of the tips include: