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60 second shorts aim to Demystify Death

This week, Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief has launched six films.

Each lasts around 60 seconds, and aims to demystify a different question about death, dying or bereavement.

What do children want to know about death?

Dr Sally Paul, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Strathclyde, explores what children what to know about death and how adults can help.

How can I support a young person who is bereaved?

Denisha Killoh from the National Childhood Bereavement Co-ordinator Project, shares her experiences of being bereaved as a teenager.

How might someone’s breathing change when they are dying?

Dr Kathryn Mannix, palliative care doctor and author, explains how someone's breathing might change as they approach the end of life.

I think my health might get worse… what plans should I make?

Dr Judith Marshall, GP in NHS Glasgow, explains some of the plans someone should make if they expect their health to deteriorate.

What do I need to know about CPR?

Dr Juliet Spiller, palliative care consultant at the Marie Curie Edinburgh hospice, explains a little about cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and why having a 'do not attempt cardio-pulmonary resuscitation' form can be important for some people.

If I become too ill to make my own decisions, who will make decisions for me?

Dorothy Kellas, solicitor at Gilson Gray, explains the importance of granting someone you trust a power of attorney so they can make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to make decisions yourself.

All the films are available to view here: Demystifying Death 60 second shorts.

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