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Since the publication of the Woolf Institute's Diversity in End of Life Care: A Handbook on Caring for Jewish, Christian and Muslim Patients, the landscape of end of life care has changed dramatically with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To capture the effect this momentous event has had on religious practices surrounding end of life care, the Woolf Institute conducted a series of interviews with healthcare professionals and chaplains involved in end of life care. Their experiences and reflections provide crucial narratives for standalone training session(s) for practitioners on how to deal with the reality of end of life care in the post-COVID world. 

Contact diversityinendoflifecare@woolf.cam.ac.uk to see how we can work together.

Diversity in End of Life Care: A Handbook on Caring for Jewish, Christian and Muslim Patients

Diversity-in-End-of-Life-Care-Handbook-front-cover.jpg#asset:5327Written with the support of medical and religious experts, the Handbook will be used as a tool during training sessions and also for continued learning and development on the wards and in public health spaces where it will serve as an active resource for those who seek to understand how to respond to increasingly diverse communities requiring care and support.

'An essential document which I'm sure will be of tremendous value to medical practitioners and others engaged in this field.'


Download your copy here. If you wish to receive a printed copy of the Handbook, contact diversityinendoflifecare@woolf.cam.ac.uk.

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Online Resources - Publications

November 2019. Diversity in End of Life Care: A Handbook on Caring for Jewish, Christian and Muslim Patients

October 2016. Advance Care Planning and Muslim Communities

November 2015. Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Relations between Hospices and Muslims of Britain

Online Resources - Podcasts

Podcast: What Makes a Good Death? [part of the Naked Reflections series]

Podcast: In Sickness and In Health [part of the Naked Reflections series]

Blog: 'Journey into the spiritual dimensions of End of Life Care'

Online Resources - Recorded Events

Extending Life at Any Cost? (Feb 2018, Joint conference Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Woolf Institute):

Pastoral Reflections on Death and Dying, Revd Dr Derek Fraser

A Good Death in a Changing Religious Landscape, Naved Siddiqi

When is Enough Enough? Dying well in an Age of Technological Possibilities, Prof. John Wyatt

The Ethics of Withholding Treatment and Virtue Theory, Prof. David Jones


Festival of Ideas (Nov 2015)

The Power of a Good Death (panel event: in the chair Sughra Ahmed; panellists: Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Imam Yunus Dudhwala and Dr Philip Lodge)