National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland Conference 2015
“Dying to Talk? – Conversations about End of Life in Ireland.”
10 September 2015, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Forum 2015 is a biennial one day conference organised around a range of issues relating to dying, death and bereavement. The theme of Forum 2015 was “Dying to Talk?-Conversations about End of Life in Ireland.”
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Guest speakers included:
Dr Katherine Sleeman, Lecturer in Palliative Care Medicine, Kings College London
Katherine is a clinical doctor and academic in palliative medicine. Through her clinical and academic work, Katherine aims to improve the quality of life for people who are dying. Her presentation will explore the meaning of a good death, and the individual and societal barriers to achieving this.
Interview with Katherine Sleeman on a ‘good death’, where people die and enabling people to die at home
Mick Heaney will deliver the Mary Holland Commemorative Lecture. Mick is a radio columnist for The Irish Times and a regular contributor to the paper’s Arts pages. As a journalist and broadcaster, he has extensively covered all aspects of cultural issues over the past 20 years for a variety of publications and programmes, including RTÉ 1’s arts magazine The Works. He is a son of the late poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.
Death Café: At a Death Café people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. At Forum 2015 we have set aside time for a Death Café where people can discuss death without expectations in an open, respectful and confidential space.