The Good Death

The Good Death Institute is dedicated to providing holistic education about the realities of dying and death to individuals and their communities. It is not a question of if I die but when and how. We know from experience that dying is hard but need not be hideous. What can make the difference? Quality care. Loving relationships. Making peace with our lives. How these and other elements are configured will be unique to each person—why we talk about the good death, not a good death.

In the evening of life we are living in ”the valley of the shadow of death” our own and others.’ (Psalm 23) How can we make it a full life, rich in meaning and love?


We have compiled the following resources to assist you (click the individual logos to access the resources):

10 Signs Death Is Near

12 Simple Steps to an Estate Plan

Compassion & Choices

Hospice Foundation of America

Making Final Arrangements Action Checklists

Next Avenue

The Role of Palliative Care at the End of Life

What to Expect When Your Loved One Is Dying

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