Forum On End Of Life 2019
Forum 2019 – DYING IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS
- When: Thursday 24th October 2019
- Where: Dublin Castle
What To Expect
The theme is ‘Dying is everyone’s business
We have drawn our speakers and participants from a wide range of people, places, disciplines, communities, and interests. They all have one thing in common: dying is their business. You will hear extraordinary stories from ordinary people: first responders, retired coroners/pathologists, historians, palliative care doctors, and end-of-life care coordinators. How do their jobs shape their lives? What have they learned that can help us? There will be questions and answers with the audience, chaired by broadcaster and journalist Claire Byrne.
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Kathryn Mannix
Kathryn Mannix – author of With the End in Mind. Kathryn is a retired palliative care doctor who will give us all advice drawn from decades working in cancer management and palliative care. She helps the living through answering the most urgent, intimate and fascinating questions about the end-of-life process with touching honesty and humility.
which will actively support you in seeking many answers you may have on dying, death and bereavement in Ireland today. Ranging from the popular Comhrá Bás, Cáca agus Cupán (Death chat, cake and a cuppa), to the wisdom of wills, funerals past, present and future, how collaboration helps us through bereavement, how we can shape the future in nursing home care, alongside more practical workshops on the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, grief at work and a focus group where you can help us develop the People’s Charter on Dying, Death and Bereavement in your community.
The afternoon session will focus on ‘Grief is our common ground’. Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell will interview members of the public who will tell their stories of how grief has shaped and changed their lives.
You can involve yourself with some interactive art with our Never Forgotten Sunflower, where will we ask you to engage with us and remember someone you love who has died. There will also be a photography exhibition from our Have Your Say campaign in 2016
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