At cafes, end-of-life discussions attract and intrigue young adults

08/8/2013 | Huffington Post, The

A Baltimore gathering of a "Death Cafe" for the discussion of end-of-life issues, organized by palliative care nurse Valerie Sarani, was diverse but 18- to 24-year-olds made up the biggest age group. Sarani said most of the younger participants had no experience with death and had never heard of hospice, but were so inspired by the end-of-life talk during the meeting they planned to look into volunteering at a hospice. Dozens more of the events have been scheduled in other cities through the summer and fall.

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