Welcome to the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement (IWG)

Mission

The IWG, a non-profit organization, supports leaders in the field of death, dying and bereavement in their efforts to stimulate and enhance innovative ideas, research and practice.

Vision

A world where dying, death and bereavement are an open part of all cultures.

In addition, the following values inform the ways in which the IWG operates in order to achieve its aims:

Communication
Dialogue and Mutual Support
‘Communitas’ (Fellowship)
Respect – for Diversity, Culture, Beliefs
Constructive Criticism

Cognition/Wisdom
Curiosity
Courage to think ‘outside the box’ and to challenge convention when appropriate.
Intellectual and scientific rigour
Respect for Experience
Respect for Justice

Affect
Compassion
Confidence
Empathy
Integrity
Humour
Hope

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