In Act 5, Scene 1 of Hamlet, two gravediggers shovel out a grave for Ophelia as Hamlet and Horatio watch in the distance. Hamlet asks: “Has this fellow no feeling of his business that he sings at grave-making?” Horatio replies: “Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.”

The conversation around death and dying has been around since time immemorial. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to not only re-evaluate the way we live our lives but also the way we view death and how important it is to plan for the inevitable.