Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement

The International Work Group (IWG) for Death, Dying and Bereavement, a non-profit organisation, supporting leaders in the field of death, dying and bereavement in their efforts to stimulate and enhance innovative ideas, research, and practice.  All members have demonstrated a capacity for leadership in some aspect of the field of Death, Dying & Bereavement.

This one day event is hosted by the IWG for Death, Dying and Bereavement and co hosted by members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland and is being supported by the Scottish Government.

The conference is open to non IWG members and will include participants from across the UK.  Delegates from health and social care, from local and central government, from academia and the third sector and from the funeral industry.  It will bring a number of high profile speakers to explain the importance of exploring the role of wider social factors in shaping people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement. Keynote presentations will seek to counterbalance psychological understandings with sociological insights and will address a variety of social mediators.

More details may be found here