Natural Death Centre Trustee Wins Pioneers of Care Award

Jun 17, 2012

Award winner for educating the public about dying and funerals is a Trustee
of the Natural Death Centre charity for the Pioneers of Care Award 2012
hosted by Welch Allyn.

Susan Morris won the award for trailblazing, pioneering work empowering
people they have choices in dying and funerals for twenty years in the
natural death movement which parallels the natural childbirth movement. As a
volunteer for the Natural Death Centre charity utilising her nursing skills
Susan has promoted a public health approach to dying. Susan is also
completing the MSc Death and Society, University of Bath.
The Natural Death Handbook (fifth edition) is to be launched 4th July and
should be on every family’s book shelf as well as palliative care workers,
funeral directors, funeral celebrants, bereavement counsellors and
academics. Susan is one of the key authors and the handbook is only
available from the Natural Death Centre charity

The Award was presented last night at the Florence Nightingale Museum,
London which is most fitting for the pioneering work Susan has done for the
Natural Death Centre charity and it’s Association of Natural Burial

Welch Allyn who hosted the award are a leading manufacturer of frontline
medical diagnostic equipment and in the spirit of their innovative practise
the Award winner received an education bursary of £1500 which Susan has
donated to the Natural Death Centre charity towards continuing its ground
breaking work on educating the public they have choices.