Cambridgeshire Hospice charity event aims to increase understanding of death and mortality

The panel of speakers at the last annual conference hosted by Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in 2019, where Dr Katherine Sleeman’s topic of discussion was “Let’s talk about death”

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A charity hospice supporting people in Cambridgeshire has released details of its annual free online conference aimed at increasing public understanding of the death.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity invites participants to attend the free online conference, “A Journey to Companionship at the End of Life,” on Tuesday October 19 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

It features guest speaker Dr Kathryn Mannix, author of “With the End in Mind”. She trained and worked in palliative medicine for 30 years in the north of England, in hospices, patient homes and in hospital palliative care teams.

Dr Mannix wants to increase public understanding of death and mortality, so that it becomes more realistic and less terrifying.

Sara Robins, Director of Clinical Services, said: “The Hospice is delighted to be able to host our annual conference this year with Dr. Kathryn Mannix. Having had the privilege of hearing Kathryn speak about her past experiences, I am confident that everyone who attends our event will be inspired and will come away with thoughts on the importance of obtaining end-of-life care that is right for everyone.

During the conference, attendees can expect to hear about Dr Mannix’s personal experience and the UK medical practice’s journey in end-of-life care.

There will be an opportunity to discuss how to navigate the difficult conversations around end of life and how hospices can help by offering advice, support and more.

Dr Katherine Mannix author of ‘With the End in Mind’ IMAGE: Courtesy of Darren Irwin

At the end of the session there will be the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Mannix and the Hospice team.

The conference will be hosted online through Zoom and is free, although donations to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are welcome.

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

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