Before I Die – A Conversation with Dr Kathryn Mannix
September 8, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr Kathryn Mannix qualified as a doctor in 1982 and worked in palliative care services from 1986. She was a consultant in palliative medicine at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust. In the early 1990s she also trained as a cognitive behavioural therapist, and launched the UK’s first dedicated CBT palliative care clinic. She has been a long-time advocate for better end of life care.
Her bestselling book “With the End in Mind” is based on her years of experience, but is far more than just an autobiography. She discusses why so many of us are in denial about death, and how this impacts people’s end of life experiences. The book is made up of a number of short stories not about death but about people – people who are facing ( or in come cases denying) the inevitable and the impact that has on those around them. Told through a series of beautifully crafted stories taken from nearly four decades of clinical practice, her book answers the most intimate questions about the process of dying with touching honesty and humanity. She makes a compelling case for the therapeutic power of approaching death not with trepidation but with openness, clarity and understanding. The book is an emotional read and a box of tissues is a necessary accompaniment but it’s also full of joy and profoundly uplifting.
The Before I Die….Worcestershire group is delighted that Kathryn has agreed to come to Worcester to share her tales and impart her wisdom.
Sunday 8th September @ 5pm