|HELP Hints – August 2021|
At some point we will all be impacted by frailty, illness, end of life, caregiving, and/or grieving. Are you comfortable talking about these experiences? Research shows many people find these conversations difficult to initiate. Sometimes it is easier, or less intimidating, to talk about heavy topics when they are introduced in film. Below is a list of movies that introduce and explore frailty, illness, dying, caregiving, and grieving:
Sound of Metal
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Waking Ned Devine
The Bucket List
The Fault in our Stars
The Lovely Bones
(* refers to child-friendly movies)
Watching these films with loved ones may make these heavy topics more approachable. We encourage you to use these as tools to open the door for conversations, questions, and reflections.
How have you started or nurtured discussions about frailty, illness, death, caregiving, and/or grieving? Please share your ideas or experiences with the HELP team.
Emily Davison and Heather McGrath