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Award for "art of dying well" podcast

A 60-year-old woman receives palliative care treatment at a hospital in Chartres - AFP

A 60-year-old woman receives palliative care treatment at a hospital in Chartres - AFP

16/10/2017 17:12

(Vatican Radio) A podcast series addressing end of life issues from a Catholic perspective has won a coveted award for digital audio.

The Art of Dying Well, a project by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, won the prize at the Jerusalem Awards ceremony in London, beating 16 other entrants.

Topics such as palliative care, child bereavement and mental health issues are explored in monthly interviews with experts in their fields. The judging panel at the awards event described the series as a “professional and sensitive exploration of the topic” of death and dying.

James Abbott, podcast editor and co-presenter, said: "One of the main aims of the podcast, and in fact the whole Art of Dying Well project, is to take the fear and anxiety out of our conversations on death and dying.

"It's a wonderful award for the podcast, but more importantly, we’re delighted the panel recognised that conversations about death and dying - this very human journey – are well worth having."

The Jerusalem Awards organisation has been recognising high-quality Christian broadcasting for more than 22 years.

You can find all episodes of the podcast series and more at artofdyingwell.org/podcasts.

(Richard Paul Marsden)

16/10/2017 17:12