With the End in Mind
1 May 2018
Join Andrew Thorns, Pilgrim’s Hospices Medical Director, for a discussion with Kathryn Mannix about her book ‘With the end in mind’, a powerful collection of stories taken from her clinical practice working with people who have incurable, advanced illness.
With the End in Mind is Kathryn's exploration of the biggest taboo in our society and the only certainty we all share: death. Told through a series of powerful stories taken from her clinical practice, interwoven with her own professional journey, this extraordinary book sends a vital message to the living and answers the most urgent, intimate and fascinating questions about the end-of-life process with touching honesty and humility.
By rationalizing and explaining what will happen to all of us, Kathryn argues that with knowledge, planning and openness the end doesn't have to be painful or terrifying. These are real stories about people who could have been your friend, your sister, your dad, your son. Stories about how dying people embrace living not because they are unusual or brave, but because that's what humans do.
With the End in Mind is for everyone: the grieving and bereaved, the ill and healthy. Funny, poignant and wise it is a book of immense power and importance. These are normal humans, dying normal human deaths, and through their stories Kathryn Mannix is offering us illumination, a model for action, and hope.
Wednesday, 16th May at 18:45 in Grimond Lecture Theatre 3
Attendance is free but please book via the Eventbrite website.