20 April 2020

SICK! FESTIVAL 2019: END OF LIFE SYMPOSIUM - PANEL 1

This podcast is brought to you by SICK! Media as part of the 2019 SICK! Festival. It was recorded at our End of Life Symposium, on 28th September 2019.

In this day of conversation and discussion, we invited audiences to join clinical practitioners, academics, artists and those with profound personal experiences of end-of-life care, to explore the emotions and ethical dilemmas that they have to address when confronting death head-on.

This first panel is entitled “Turning off the Machine:” It explores questions around authority, autonomy and decision-making at the end of life, considering the roles of clinical staff, family members and the dying person themselves.

This session was chaired by Prof. Rebecca Bennett: Professor in Bioethics and Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students, University of Manchester