'It is my belief that if we can explore our fears about death and talk openly and honestly with the people we love, we can build informed, empowered and compassionate communities." – Molly Carlile
Since the dawn of time, human beings have been curious about death. Most of us have little time in our busy lives to think about the things that are important to us. Often, it's not until we have a personal experience that we give any serious thought to our own life and our mortality.
Author, Molly Carlile believes that if we are willing to explore death, to think about our hopes and fears, to understand the -stuff that matters' to us, we can make sure that the life we live is a conscious one, a life defined by our personal values, our individual priorities and our relationships with others. If we think about death and identify our personal priorities we can liberate ourselves from the generational fears we hold about dying.
The Death Talker offers a common sense approach to the issues we should all be thinking about so we can live and die well. The personal stories and practical information provide a sensitive guide for exploring the -stuff that matters' to each of us and to help us have meaningful conversations with the people we love.
Molly Carlile AM is a multi-award winning health professional with over twenty years' experience as a specialist palliative care nurse, grief and bereavement counsellor and educator. She is passionate about building informed and empowered communities so that dying and grieving people can be supported to live life to the full. Molly currently holds a senior role as Chief Executive Officer of a large metropolitan, community palliative care service.
The Death Talker
Author: Molly Carlile