The Art of Dying Well

Episode 18: Dying, Recovering and Caring during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 28, 2020 The Art of Dying Well
The Art of Dying Well
Episode 18: Dying, Recovering and Caring during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Show Notes
This 'Art of Dying Well' podcast comes from a state of COVID-19 lock-down but covers an incredible amount of ground by way of an exclusive interview with friend of the show, Dr Kathryn Mannix.Kathryn is a Palliative Care physician, author of ‘With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial’ and a woman who's on a mission to get us all better acquainted with the idea of dying well. She has returned to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and in this podcast tells us what it’s like for staff, patients and loved ones at this unusual and difficult time. She believes that by the end of the pandemic “there are things we are doing now which will transform - for the better - how we will offer care forever".Listen to Dr Kathryn Mannix talk about:What it's like to care for people dying of COVID-19How the dying can be kept comfortableHow to relate when wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Palliative care and assisting with breathingThe remarkable NHS and care workers and how they need protectingStanding alongside those who are aloneHow care homes are copingThe L Word - loveSaying goodbye