‘Too frequently, we leave it too late to start to think — but a crisis is never the best time for careful thought.’
As Australia’s population ages, many individuals are faced with making complex medical decisions, for themselves and for others, in times of great stress.
Letting Go is an important and timely introduction to, and discussion of, the kinds of decisions that individuals, families, and medical personnel face in a medical crisis. It shows us how to start thinking about our end-of-life stage before we get there; how to make an advanced-care plan that will help people make decisions on our behalf; and how we can maintain our dignity and autonomy for as long as possible.
Drawing on many years of experience as an intensive-care specialist, and writing with great insight and compassion, Dr Corke shows us all the ways in which people can make a mess of dying — and, more importantly, in doing so, he teaches us how we can do it better.
Anam Cara Colac is proud to host Dr Charlie Corke for our Dying to Know Day Event (D2KD 2018).
Dr Charlie Corke (MB BS., BSc., MRCP(UK), FCICM) is a highly respected intensive care specialist. His much-acclaimed book Letting Go: How to plan for a good death; is the result of many years working in his field.
8th of August 2018
Start Time: 1.30pm
Afternoon Tea Provided
Contact us to book.