We are excited to invite you and your friends to an interactive webinar on Sunday 3 pm.

If you can’t make it on Sunday, registration gives you access to the replay also.

What happens to the dying body?
 An interactive webinar with Dr Amanda Landers,
Palliative Care Physician and Lecturer
What’s it about?

Modern medicine has sanitised and medicalised death. The younger generations may have little contact with elderly relatives who are frail and ultimately die.

As a Western society we have lost the art of being able to recognise the normal signs and symptoms of a dying body. Consequently we worry relentlessly about our loved one’s suffering, without understanding what they are actually going through.

This webinar will discuss what happens within the body when it is dying, moving from the brain down to the gut and beyond. It will help explain some of the experiences people have shortly before they die.

  • Informative enough to be interesting for medical professionals, but with easy-to-understand language suitable for everyone.
  • After a short presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to join the discussion by typing comments and questions.
Live Event:  Sunday 20 August, 3 pm
from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device

Can’t make it on Sunday? Registration gives you access to the replay also.

Register now at http://tiny.cc/dyingbody

Dr Amanda Landers is a community palliative care physician working in the Canterbury region for Nurse Maude Hospice Palliative Care service.  She also supports the West Coast Palliative Care team and is always looking for ways to collaborate with other neighbouring regions. Her current areas of interest are people with non-malignant palliative care needs, especially chronic obstructive airways disease.  She is currently doing research into lymphoedema, pancreatic cancer and models of rural palliative care delivery.

She is now a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago Medical School, currently developing a new Palliative and End-of-Life Care Module in Christchurch.  Education is a major focus for her and she has given presentations to a variety of audiences including nurses, allied health, other medical practitioners, as well as the general public.


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