Dr Kathryn Mannix has spent her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses. Starting in cancer care and changing career to become a pioneer of the new discipline of palliative medicine, she has worked as a palliative care consultant in teams in hospices, hospitals and in patients’ own homes, optimising quality of life even as death is approaching. She is passionate about public education, and having qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in 1993, she started the UK’s (possibly the world’s) first CBT clinic exclusively for palliative care patients and devised ‘CBT First Aid’ training to enable palliative care colleagues to add new skills to their repertoire for helping patients.
Kathryn is the author of ‘With the End in Mind’ a marvellous book that attempts to capture the wisdom of dying and death, distilled into stories that take us to those places we believe are too dark to endure, and yet that are illuminated by human resilience, hope and love. A great read.
Kathryn regularly gives talks and has given one for the AWF-UK in the past.
Kathryn supports the work of the Ambulance Wish Foundation - UK, and we look forward to more of her talks in the future - thank you, Kathryn.
Listen to her short talk