I hadn’t met Terrence in person before this conversation but Jenn Chan (another regular guest on Mandyland) mentioned him when I was talking about death one day. She told me that Terrance has a brother with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and that his brother was considering Medical Assistant in Dying (MAID). I provoked Terrence with a little facebook comment about having him on my podcast and he took the bait. We chatted a few times on facebook just to organize timing and then here we get right into it about death and dying. It was such a pleasure to talk to him and I look forward to doing it again.
Terrence is a huge advocate and consultant for accessibility and (I think) slowly becoming a Death and Dying Doula. He’s available to consult on aging, accessibility, disability, death, and dying. You can find his info in the resources section below.
Enlightenment in Death with Mike: http://www.mandyland.ca/the-podcast/2018/3/30/discussing-death-with-mike
Dying Well Collection (Death Cafe): http://www.dyingwellcollective.com/
MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying): https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/medical-assistance-dying.html
Death Doulas Transforming How We Die in Canada: https://globalnews.ca/news/2754795/death-doulas-transforming-how-we-die-in-canada/
Hospice Toronto: https://hospicetoronto.ca/
End of Life Planning: https://elplanning.ca/
About Terrence: https://enables.me/author/terrence-ho/
Contact Terrence if you or your organization want to talk about inclusion associated with accessibility: https://about.me/terrenceho
Terrence's Talk at Speaker Slam in Toronto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgSc8ZutXPE
What’s your relationship with dying?
Do you talk about death and dying?
Do you have more open conversations about it?
What was your experience with death and dying growing up?
How has your experience with death and dying growing up influenced your current relationship with it?