Please subscribe to Hay Player for access to this content (more details)
Subscribe for £10.00 or log in if you already have a subscription
 

David Jarrett talks to Guto Harri

33 Meditations on Death: Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine

Hay Digital 2020, 

What is a good death? How would you choose to live your last few months? How do we best care for the rising tide of very elderly?

In a series of reflections on death in all its forms: the science of it, the medicine, the tragedy and the comedy. Dr David Jarrett draws on family stories and case histories from his thirty years of treating the old, demented and frail to try to find his own understanding of the end. And he writes about all the conversations that we, our parents, our children, the medical community, our government and society as a whole should be having.

Profound, provocative, strangely funny and astonishingly compelling, it is an impassioned plea that we start talking frankly and openly about death. And it is a call to arms for us to make radical changes to our perspective on ‘the seventh age of man’.

Text subtitles Access subtitles for this event

Buy the book at Waterstones

David Jarrett talks to Guto Harri