Angie McLachlan

My Life as a Death Care Tutor

Being a death care tutor is probably one of the most unusual jobs there is. Every single human being is going to die, but despite this, death and dying are still considered a taboo subject in many societies. In this episode, we’re going to the heart of the subject. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for their work, Angie, a seasoned death care professional, shares their unique experiences and insights about teaching people to care for the dead.

What you will learn:

  • What complexities may occur with the practical management of a body
  • How death care and funerals have changed in the last 30 years
  • Why death care is important to everyone – and it’s not what you think.

Angie talks about their work as a tutor and the Ichabod Death Dummies™ they’ve created to give students a real as possible experience as possible. In this open discussion, Angie talks about the diverse and practical aspects of death care, why they teach this work and why it’s important to all us. Whether you are curious about the intricacies of death care, or just what to know what an is Ichabod Death Dummy™, this episode is for you. Angie’s conversation might even challenge your perceptions about death, dying, and the art and science of death care.

With 30 years experience, Angie provides bespoke and ethical practical care workshops and talks about death care. Assisted for nearly a decade, by The Ichabodies Death Dummies™, Angie designed and built the bodies to demonstrate some of the more complex and common health-care issues. They help students and professionals to ask questions and start ‘difficult’ conversations. Angie teaches across the UK to funeral service professionals, death doulas and soul midwives, hospice volunteers, community support groups and charities, and also private clients who wish to know more about caring a family member at home.

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Grant McLachlan