Elliott, Hermione

Hermione ElliottI established Living Well Dying Well in 2010, aiming to inform and re-empower individuals and communities to make choices and take ‘ownership’ of death and dying. I am a former nurse and midwife with a special interest in end of life care.  I developed the End of Life Doula certificated training and currently teach the programme throughout the UK.


Death and dying within current medical practice has become increasingly complex. Almost 50% of deaths take place in a hospital system that is geared towards acute care; this all too often results in an unsatisfactory or traumatic experience for all involved.  There appears to be little recognition of death as a significant life event one that is a timely and profound transition, requiring sensitive communication, safety, time and mindful compassionate support. Re-visioning death, inspiring public engagement and creating environments where we can do death differently, is one of the most important challenges of our time.

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