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Ageing and death in the time of covid
4.00 Welcome: Kamran Abbasi (Executive editor BMJ)

Session 1: Chair: George Davey Smith
4.10 An account of two deaths during the pandemic - Kate Clanchy (writer and academic)
4.20 Age and dying from covid-19: an international perspective - Danny Dorling (University of Oxford)
4.30 Compression of morbidity. Fact or fantasy? - Carol Brayne (University of Cambridge)
4.40 Death alone in intensive care. The ultimate Illichian death - Seamus O’Mahony (retired gastroenterologist and author of “The Way We Die Now”)

Session 2: Chair: Allyson Pollock (Newcastle)
4.50 The “denial of death” hypothesis in the age of covid - Laura Tradii (University of Cambridge)
5.00 Terror management theory and the pandemic - Sheldon Solomon (author of “The Worm at the Core”)
5.10 Death in care homes - Bettina Husebø, (University of Bergen):
5.20 The Kerala Experience - Suresh Kumar (Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kerala)

Session 3: Chair: Kamran Abbasi (Executive editor)
5.30 Inequalities in care for the dying: the world's biggest global divide? - Felicia Marie Knaul, (University of Miami, lead author of the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and the Relief of Suffering)
5.40 Are all deaths equal? - Richard Smith
5.50 A Chronicle of deaths not foretold - George Davey Smith (University of Bristol)


Jul 8, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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