Dr Kathryn Mannix + Dr Rachel Clarke: Supporting people towards the end of life
About the event
This event is part of our brand new Grief Academy series. The Grief Academy will bring some of the world’s leading voices on death, dying and grief together to share their wisdom, knowledge and unrivalled expertise.
This will be a profound conversation between two leading lights in palliative and end of life care. They will discuss their experiences of providing care at the end of life, what people fear most (and how to help them feel less afraid), advance care planning and anticipatory grief.
After a happy career in palliative medicine for 30 years, Dr Kathryn Mannix took early retirement to campaign for better public understanding of, and preparation for, dying. Her first book, With The End in Mind, tells stories about how people live while they are dying. It became a bets seller and has been translated into fourteen languages so far. Her second book, Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations was written during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic and explores the art of participating in conversations that may feel emotional, frightening or daunting.
Dr Rachel Clarke is an English physician specialising in palliative care for the National Health Service. She’s also an author, journalist and activist. Formerly a current affairs journalist, Rachel retrained to work as a doctor in 2009 and firmly believes that there is a good way to approach end of life care. Rachel has written several bestselling books including Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love, Loss & Consolation and Breathtaking: The UK’s Human Story of Covid.