Towards a realistic utopia for dying in Scotland
August 1, 2022 3:00pm The Royal Society Of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
We will chat about a radically different but realistic vision for Scotland, where death is an essential bookend to life.
We will chat together about what a radically different but realistic vision of future society in Scotland might look like where death is not only accepted and prepared for but valued as an essential bookend to life.
Scott, a co-author of the recent Lancet commission of on The value of death: bringing death back to life, will open the discussion by mentioning five principles:
- everyone must have access to help;
- dying is understood to be a relational and spiritual process not just simply a physical event;
- networks of care lead support for people dying and grieving; conversations and stories about everyday death, dying, and grief become common;
- conversations and stories about everyday death, dying, and grief become common;
- and death is recognised as having intrinsic value.
Grab a cuppa and engage with experts in a friendly, relaxed environment. There won’t be any slides, notes or formality here – just the chance to ask questions and listen to some of Scotland’s leading thinkers and practitioners on various subjects.
To encourage discussion and allow everyone an opportunity to ask questions, we have limited the number of spaces available.
To participate in a group discussion you MUST be aged 16+
Important points to note
- This event is suitable for age 16+
- This event may contain upsetting or distressing content related to death and dying. We won’t talk specifically about assisted dying, which is controversial, but it may come up in the discussion.
- Accessibility Statement: We aim to make events as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility requirements or any questions about how we can support this event, please contact the RSE Public Engagement team at public_engagement@theRSE.org.uk