Moments of Meaning: Compassion at the End of Life – Jill Cox & Dr Kate Diggory

The Compassion Salon presents Jill Cox and Kate Diggory in conversation

Wednesday 20th April 2022

This salon explored the importance of compassion when coming to terms with a relative or friend being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. How do we find the right way to support our loved ones, and how do we make time to show compassion to ourselves? 


Jill Cox

Jill is a self-employed carer in her community and a Carer Support Worker at Hospice of the Good Shepherd (Chester). Compassion is part of her work on a daily basis – supporting unpaid carers as they care for their loved ones, helping them identify how they might use self-compassion in their daily lives and using self-compassion as part of her own routine. 

Writing from her personal experiences, volunteering in her community and from her paid work, Jill self-published a short, easy to read book in 2017 – ‘Moments of Meaning: Living Life whilst Facing Death’. It’s aimed at providing support and useful information to those who, for the first time, have recently discovered their loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Moments of Compassion is a chapter in her book. 

Jill’s book is available here:

More information can be found on Jill’s website:

Kate Diggory 

Kate is a mindfulness and self-compassion teacher, accredited counsellor, supervisor, researcher and lecturer. She has extensive experience working in the Hospice movement as a counsellor supporting adult patients and bereaved family members including children and young people. She has been a carer several times in her personal life and is currently a carer of her adult child who lives with a chronic illness. For her PhD she researched a brief self-compassion training for carers of individuals with life-limiting and terminal illness.