Death Cafes: An Exploration of the Setting, the Players, and the Conversation

Feven Seifu, Amanda C. DeDiego, Ayn Rassier, Michael M. Morgan

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The overarching mission of Death Cafes is to raise people’s consciousness about life’s temporality so that they make the most of their finite lives. Death Cafés create a space for people to gather and have an open dialogue about death and dying. The current qualitative research study explores the experience of nine participants who engage in Death Cafes as facilitators or attendees. Findings including themes of “The Setting”, “The Players”, and “The Conversation” explore the experiences of Death Cafe participation. Discussion of findings and implications include death rituals, commercialization of death experiences, and the supportive community of the Death Cafe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOmega: Journal of Death and Dying
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

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  • death awareness
  • Death Café
  • phenomenology

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  • Journal Article


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