7pm 16th May, Printworks Cafe, UCL (Malet Street, off Byng Place).
Where do you want to die? How do you want to be remembered? What is it like to be present when someone dies?
Death is a subject that it is often difficult to talk about, but is something we all have in common. As healthcare professionals we have a unique perspective on death, dying and the limits of medical intervention. As medical educators we have a responsibility to prepare students to deal with death and grief. Can sharing our experiences with the public be a learning experience for all? Can the arts and humanities help us to cross the ‘us and them’ doctor-public divide?
Kindly supported by SLMS Public Engagement Fund, Clinical Teaching Fellow LJ Smith and UK Slam Poety Champion Hollie McNish will host an evening of poetry, performance and discussion to support the Dying Matters Coalition’s aim “to support changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards death, dying and bereavement, and through this to make living and dying well the norm.”
We hope to contribute to national Dying Matters Awareness Week 13-19th May by encouraging a greater understanding of what “living and dying well” means. We hope that the evening will be thought-provoking, life-affirming and fun!
Tickets are free but booking is essential. Book your ticket now and join us at The Printworks Cafe, UCL, for drinks, discussion and an evening with death.