On losing our death literacy

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‘We’ve lost our death literacy over time because caring has been professionalised. Care of the dying has been professionalised, death has been professionalised and bereavement has been professionalised. All of those social processes that we used to naturally engage in, they’ve all been professionalised and silo-ed’.

– Kerrie Noonan

[With thanks to one of my wonderful students for drawing my attention to this interesting article. Next year I will teach a unit on the subject of death.]

[Image: The Order of the Good Death]

 

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