Sarah Winch - The Best Death
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 14 September 2017 6:00 PM
This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, how do you plan for the best death possible? Join Dr Sarah Winch for the launch of The Best Death: How to Die Well.
In April 2008 Sarah Winch’s husband, Lincoln, died from kidney cancer that was diagnosed only four months earlier. He was 48.
Sarah and Lincoln prepared as best they could for his death. Her 30 years as a registered nurse and ethicist, specifically focused on end-of-life care, did not fully prepare Sarah for Lincoln’s death, but it did help them plan for the best death possible. This book advocates for taking control of the final stages of life. It opens up the conversation around death and encourages us to become more informed about how we want to die.
This is an intimate, compassionate and practical guide, from someone with uniquely relevant personal and professional experience.
Dr Sarah Winch is head of the Medical Ethics, Law and Professionalism discipline at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland. She is also the CEO of Health Ethics Australia, a charity that aims to improve death literacy for everyone and compassion awareness for clinicians. She teaches healthcare ethics and researches end-of-life care. Sarah’s professional health ethics advice is sought nationally and internationally by clinicians and government agencies. A widely published author, she draws on her expertise and experiences in end-of-life healthcare to help others get the best death possible.
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