the good life's end



Death is inextricably connected with life. Perhaps you are confronted with death in your private life. For example when you are – or someone close is – confronted with a terminal disease. Or perhaps you have recently lost someone close and now you are confronted with a great loss and your own mortality. Or perhaps you have – or someone close has – reached a stage in life where the wish arises to end one’s own life.

Next to that one might be confronted with death at work. Perhaps announcing terminal diagnoses is part of your job. Perhaps you are working close with terminal patients or clients and you experience difficulty in talking with him or her about death. Perhaps you are witness to difficulties in communication about death between one dying and the ones close. Or perhaps you are confronted at work with people who have the wish to end one’s own life.

In all these situations it should be possible to be able to have an open and honest conversation about life’s end. But talking about life’s end isn’t easy. One might not know how to deal with it which can lead to a situation where death is talked about in an unclear and incomplete way. Or unpleasant feelings might arise within yourself or the other. Or there is a lot of doubt how people will react to the subject.

TGLE stands for The Good Life’s End and doesn’t refer to thé good life’s end that counts for everyone. The Good Life’s End is focused on discovering what a good life’s end can mean for an individual. Research has shown that there are similarities between cultures in what constitutes a good death. But there will always be unique individual differences. This doesn’t make communicating about life’s end easier.

The Good Life’s End Training is specialised in training in communication surrounding life’s end. Important features of this communication are formed by openness, clarity and carefulness. Towards others as towards ones selves. By communicating with another the possibility arises to stay in contact with another. Which is also important at the end of life.