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Let’s talk about death – but why?

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Venue: Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Category: Talks & Classes
Price Info: £15
Time Info: 18:00 - 21:00

Join us for a thought-provoking and unique evening with Dr Katherine Sleeman, the first palliative care specialist to receive the prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship.

Featured on BBC2 Horizon Programme ‘We need to talk about Death’ earlier this year Dr Katherine Sleeman, who is a NIHR Clinician Scientist at the Cicely Saunders Institute King’s College London, will be sharing her insight, expertise and latest research on the importance of early palliative care and what this means to society.

Her unmissable appearance in 'We need to talk about Death' highlighted the evidence for the benefits of providing palliative care earlier and more collaboratively.

Addressing an audience at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in 2014, Dr Katherine Sleeman explored what it means to have a good death and the individual and societal barriers to achieving this. You can see the talk here.

An energetic 'In-conversation' session will follow the talk from Dr Katherine Sleeman. The panel of guests will include other professionals and individuals with a particular interest in the palliative care.

Ticket price is £15 and are available on Eventbrite. Places are limited to book your place quickly!

Timings for the evening:

18:00 Arrival reception with refreshments
18:30 An evening with Dr Katherine Sleeman
19:20 In conversation with Dr Katherine Sleeman + others
20:00 Food, drinks and collaborative conversation
21:00 Formal close

Is the ability to anticipate death and prepare for it important to you? Can control and choice over the manner in which we die be possible and do you think this is achievable? What part do you think Hospice's should play in this? Got a question for our expert panel? Submit these prior to the evening to ensure we explore the topics of conversation that are important to you. Questions to be emailed by 17:00 on Friday 1 November to Questions will also be taken on the evening.

This evening is for anyone who has an interest in the subject matter, including the general public, medical and health professionals. A certificate of attendance can also be provided after the event for those that would like one.

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