20 April 2020

SICK! FESTIVAL 2019: END OF LIFE SYMPOSIUM - PANEL 2

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 2nd panel of the day was entitled “The Sanctity of Life:” It explored approaches to the sacred inside and outside clinical settings:  At the end of life, many people feel a strong need to reaffirm the sanctity of life, but what does this mean to people, and how do they express it, in an increasingly secular society? How can these feelings find a place in the context of a busy, clinical setting?

This session was chaired by Tim Harrison, Creative Director at SICK! Festival