Changing attitudes to death and dying

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The new Acorn Approach toolkit helps hospices and schools change attitudes towards death and dying.

The Acorn Approach is a way of exploring issues around transition, loss, death and dying. Developed at Oakhaven hospice, it responds to areas of the National Curriculum that schools find difficult to teach.

The Approach develops connections between the hospice and local schools. It invites honest and open dialogue in order to address myth and fear and increase understanding of palliative care.

The Acorn Approach