The Power of Art in Understanding Grief: Acknowledging Our Temporality


Psychosocial / Spiritual & Wellness



There’s a need to revaluate the way in which we provide care for end-of-life patients. As individuals with terminal illness grapple with reconstructing their understanding of death, creating legacy work provides an opportunity to form something that will outlive oneself. Randip Dhaliwal argues that legacy building through artistic expression should be at the centre of providing care for the imminently dying and we must reclaim death as a human experience, rather than a medical act.



1. Understanding what anticipatory grief is and why it matters.

2. Understanding how creativity and artistic expression can address grief.

3. Acknowledging the importance of legacy-building activities in the context of terminal illness.


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