The Guardian

The Guardian 27 Nov 2019

Planning your own death


What's the best way to die? And can you ever have a good death? In this episode of Death Land, Leah draws up a death plan with Aly, an end-of-life doula. Aly is hired to accompany her clients as they die, and she helps people to plan their 'ideal' deaths while they are still alive. She also takes Leah to a Death Cafe, where strangers meet to discuss death over tea and cake

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