Acclaimed author and palliative care pioneer, Dr. Kathryn Mannix, is coming to Shrewsbury to give a talk about her book ‘With the End in Mind’ on 17 May at the Shrewsbury Education Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as part of Dying Matters Week.
The book, which is a Sunday Times Bestseller, looks at the biggest taboo in our society and the only certainty we all share: death. Told through a series of powerful stories taken from Kathryn’s clinical practice, interwoven with her own professional journey, this extraordinary book sends a vital message to the living and answers the most urgent, intimate and fascinating questions about the end-of-life process with honesty and humility.
Professor Derek Willis, Medical Director at Severn Hospice, said: “We are absolutely thrilled Kathryn is coming to Shropshire to do a talk during Dying Matters Week. Her book is an absolute must-read for everyone and looks at how we talk about death as a community and demystifies what happens when people die.
“For most people talking about death is difficult but it is so important to talk about your wishes and what you would like to happen when you die. After all talking about it will not bring the inevitable any closer.
“We are hoping that Kathryn’s session will encourage people to talk openly about death with those closest to them. Anyone is welcome to join us, you don’t have to be a hospice patient or know someone who is living with an incurable illness.
“Kathryn has very kindly donated her time free of charge but has asked anyone who would like to attend the talk make a donation to the hospice, a minimum of £5, to ensure our care is available for those who need it now and in the future. Spaces are limited and we are expecting this will be a popular event so please ensure you book early.”
If you would like to join us on Thursday 17 May you can book your place by clicking here.
Dying Matters Week, which runs between May 14 and 20, is the biggest campaign in the UK that encourages people to talk about dying, death and bereavement.