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Dr Kathryn Mannix - Medical Practitioners Workshop

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Auckland University of Technology

55 Wellesley Street East

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DR KATHRYN MANNIX

Starting in cancer care and changing career to become a pioneer of the new discipline of palliative medicine, Dr Kathryn Mannix has spent her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses, and brings this wealth of experience to the task of helping others to navigate these conversations and decisions.

A leader in palliative medicine in the UK for over 30 years, her best-selling book With The End In Mind (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize) sends a vital message to the living and answers the most urgent, intimate, and fascinating questions about the end-of-life process with touching honesty and humility.

THE WORKSHOP

Societal discomfort with the topic of death and dying poses a challenge for medical professionals, with many patients ill-prepared for honest conversations about their own mortality. Dr Kathryn Mannix is an expert in palliative care who has made it her mission to help medical professionals guide patients and their families through this often unwelcome subject with skill, confidence, and humanity, and to make it more common for people to think through the process of dying well.

This event will include a presentation by Dr Mannix, practical examples of how to initiate and guide quality conversations about dying and palliative care, and short sessions of group conversation. It will also feature a response conversation considering the New Zealand context, hosted by local palliative care expert Professor Rod MacLeod, finishing with a session of audience Q+A with both Dr Mannix and Professor MacLeod.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

- To review the physiological process of dying and dying trajectories.
- To consider how this information can be conveyed to the public at large, and to individual patients, in a way that is meaningful and acceptable.
- To consider how better public understanding of "normal dying" can impact on planning of individual care, and on planning of health and social support services.
- To consider the role of story-telling in presenting difficult information to the non-medical public.
- To develop personal "scripts" that enable participants to describe the process of dying to patients and their families in a supportive and consoling manner.

This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 2 CME credits each, for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

The College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc has also endorsed this activity for 2 hours of Nursing Professional Development.

Please identify your interest in certification for these credits when registering for this event.



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