Storytelling for Health Conference coming very soon now! Lots to look forward to - see all the details here These are the details for the keynote plenary at 5pm on Friday 28th
Kathryn Mannix ‘Narrating Death: time to reclaim our forgotten wisdom’ We’ve forgotten about dying: a process that was once familiar, took place at home and was recognised by everyone has become a medical failure, a ‘never event,’ a truth that dare not speak its name and a word associated with terror or distress. After forty years at the bedsides of the dying, I am telling their stories. Stories that make the process familiar and manageable; narratives that show how dying people are mainly just getting on with the living that’s left; tales to lift the taboo and restore the wisdom we have lost. It seems these are stories people want to hear. My book, ‘With the End in Mind,’ became a best seller, was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and was Times ‘Thought Book of the Year’ 2018. I am astonished and delighted. Join me to claim back our shared understanding of dying: a process as natural as birth, as unavoidable as breath, and probably far more peaceful than most of us expect.