Ireland expecting 84% increase of people needing palliative care

Trinity’s Centre for Health Policy and Management and The Irish Longitudinal study on Ageing (TILDA) recently conducted a study that estimates a 84% increase of people passing from a serious illness by 2046 TILDA collects information on all aspects of…

France’s new law on end of life drugs will improve palliative care

Currently, end-of-life patients in pain have to be admitted to the hospital before being able to receive relieving sedative drug, Midazolam. New regulation will now allow general practitioners to admit the pain alleviating drug to patients. Within four months general…

How to promote your personal brand via LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the world and, if utilized correctly, could be the door opener for your next opportunity. Be sure you don’t miss your next career advancement by not creating clarity about your personal brand.  Stand…

Initiative to built Western-Europe’s largest Islamic cemetery well on its way

Over the past decades the numbers of Muslims in Western-Europe has rapidly increased and with that the need for Islamic burial sites. A fundraising initiative in the Netherlands has collected half of the needed €410,000 ($447,521) needed for the new…

Pennsylvania is introducing a new bill requiring nursing home deaths to be reported to a local coroner

Two bills are requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to report all deaths to a coroner, as soon as possible, before moving the body. The coroner will then be responsible for determining the cause of death and decide if…

Why retargeting is a crucial tactic for death care marketers

Marketing in death care is difficult as it is a saturated and an emotionally driven space. One way marketeers can attempt to continue their message to consumers is through retargeting.  What is retargeting? Retargeting means that visitors who came to…

2019 films that took on death themes

It’s Oscar time again. So get out your gown and take a look at the 2019 films that are talking about death and issues around it. THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS, so read further at your own peril. Seriously, it’s about…

Funeral costs in the UK at a record high

The average funeral cost in the UK is now £4,417 ($5,800) and as high as it has ever been. If prices keep increasing according to the trend of the past 15 years then the average price of a funeral in…

AI and facial recognition tech mean less Jane Does for death care professionals 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), together with the biometric technology of facial recognition, is creating more data about people than ever before. This database is a rich source of information that can allow for not only recognition of the living, but also…

How can the public and families say goodbye to Legendary athletes at the same time?

Athletes are an important part of our society. Bringing together communities to unite and enjoy the simple love of a game. When these emblemes of our communities pass, it’s not only the family who mourns, but the world. Leaving families…