Date published: May 04, 2017

Find out what we're doing for Dying Matters Week

As part of Dying Matters Week (8-12 May 2017) we’ll be hosting a series of events aimed at raising awareness of end of life care issues and the importance of developing more open and frank discussions about death and dying.

The video below will discuss why we want to do more for Dying Matters Week and the events that you can go along to.

Check out the full programme here:

End of life and the Arts: Dr Sheila McCormick

Tuesday 9th May 2017, 1-2pm, Mary Seacole 2.64

As a former palliative care nurse Sheila is able to bring a unique perspective to performance in end of life care. She is a lecturer and researcher and is currently investigating the use of performance when considering issues of death and dying. In this talk, she will discuss how the arts can be  a means through which to explore issues relating to death and dying. Drawing from examples of theatre practice, she’ll examine the ability of performance to encourage an audience member to consider his or her own mortality before moving on to discuss her own practice as research project aimed at  encouraging discussion around end of life care.

Book here.

Death Café

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 1-3pm, Bryans Suite, Allerton Building

Death Café is an opportunity to gather together to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. It aims to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives. The session will have an informal format and group discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.

Book here.

Self-care: when professionals encounter loss: Rachel Mallen

Thursday 11th May 2017, 1-2pm, Mary Seacole 2.64

Rachel is a lecturer in counselling & psychotherapy/humanistic psychotherapist here at the University. She will be discussing the concept of self-care for health professionals when working with people experiencing loss.

Book here.

For further information about Dying Matters Week please contact David Garbutt at D.Garbutt@salford.ac.uk

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