BOOK REVIEW

The subject we should be all dying to talk about

Former Land Bank CEO Helena Dolny’s new book underlines the value of engaging in death-in-life conversations

by Sue Grant-Marshall
 

Before Forever After: When Conversations About Living Meet Questions About Dying

Helena Dolny

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It’s always too soon, until it’s too late. That’s the mantra of American NGO The Conversation Project, created to help people talk about how and where they hope to die.

They could be struggling to stay alive at all costs in hospital, surrounded by beeping machines or in the familiar comfort of home surrounded by those they love. Most people hope for good deaths — except for comedian Woody Allen, who wittily observed that he’s not afraid to die: "I just don’t want to be there when it happens."

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 2017

07H00-08H00              REGISTRATION

08H00-0815                WELCOME BY CAMERON HOGG

08H15-09H00              PALLIATIVE CARE BY DR. MIKE BROWN

09H00-09H45              PAIN BY CHRISTA DU TOIT

09H45-10H15              TEA

10H15-11H00              SYMPTOMS BY DR. THANDI CUFFE

11H00-11H45              CANNABIS AND HERBAL MEDS BY GAVIN BROWN

11H45-12H30              MIND-BODY CONNECTION BY RICHARD FEYER

12H30-13H15              PALLIATIVE EMERGENCIES BY DR. SUMAYAH HANSA

13H15-14H00              LUNCH

14H00-14H45              BEFORE FOREVER AFTER BY HELENA DOLNY

14H45-15H30              STATE OF GRACE DVD

15H30-16H00              CLOSING

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