Starts 05:30PM
 Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

In 2019, Rebecca Lyons travelled to six countries on a Churchill Fellowship. She was researching the human relationship to death and ceremony through alternative approaches and technologies. It was a huge effort, and this book is the result.

Through an extensive process of interviews and site visits, Bec met with and learned from people who are doing death differently – from funeral directors to doulas to health professionals, and everyone in between. A Heartfelt Undertaking aims to document what is happening around the world, what is under development, and what is new to the end of life space – and how it all might work in Australia. Rich with personal reflections, this book will give you a detailed insight into what is possible at end of life, what options are emerging and how they fit into an Australian context.

Over her career, Bec has worked across the many roles offered in the contemporary funeral industry, including pre-planning; administration; mortuary; funeral arranging and directing. Retraining as an end of fife doula and becoming an independent funeral director she has worked in home based death care and family led funerals ever since. The subjects of death and dying, natural burial and the DIY approach to death care are her passions, and she loves being out in the community raising awareness and promoting good honest conversations; she is a dedicated advocate for positive change.

Joel Rheinberger hosts Afternoons on ABC Radio Hobart.

This event is now sold out. 

**This book launch coincides with National Advanced Care Planning Week, which encourages you, regardless of your age or health status, to make your future health care preferences known. It’s been successful in starting tough but important conversations across the country, and there are multiple opportunities across Hobart to find out more.

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