1st Global Conference

The End of Life Experience
Dying, Death and Culture in the 21st Century

including a guided tour of Belém and the Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon

Saturday 17th March 2018 – Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Final Programme

Saturday 17th March
08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:30 – 10:30 
Introductory Group Discussion, followed by a Design-Thinking Exercise
The Death of Hospice?
Nate  Hinerman

10:30 – 11:00
Tea and Coffee

SESSION 1:   Death Attitudes
Chair: Luísa Flora

Dying in the 21st Century – Out of Our Control?
Peter Saul

Using Principles of Clinical Spiritual Care Counseling to Enhance Outcomes of the Interdisciplinary Care Team
Robert Drake

From The Inside Out: The Culture of Dying in U.S. Retirement Communities
Fran  Johns

12:30 – 14:00

SESSION 2:   Maintaining Bonds
Chair: Donald Felipe

Dialogues with the Digital Dead
Kim Bateman

Grief and Loss: Cloth as a Materialisation of Mourning
Beverly Ayling-Smith

15:00 – 15:30 
SESSION 3: Case Study and Group Discussion
Reflections from our Death and Dying Group
Morry Appelle
Christine Appelle

15:30 – 15:45
Tea and Coffee

Tour (circa 3 hours)
The bus will leave promptly at 15.45 from outside the conference hotel. At the end of the tour you have the option to either catch the bus back to the conference hotel or remain in Lisbon.


Sunday 18th March
09:00 – 10:30 
Session 4:
Death, Dying and the Law
Chair: Kim Bateman

The Girl Who Lived: The Case of Jahi McMath
Vincent F. Maher

Perinatal End of Life Care
Anita Catlin

Explaining Physician Assisted Dying and the Law in the United States
Arthur Svenson

10:30 – 11:00
Tea and Coffee

11:00  – 12:30
Session 5:
Death and Culture
Chair: Carol Estrada

Transformation and Exchange: An Ethnographic Study of Present-day Mi’kmaw Salites and Funeral Feasts
Angela Robinson

A Comparative Cultural Literature Review of Bereavement and Social Work with Malay Muslims and Japanese Buddhists
Nur Atikah Mohamed Hussin and Tomofumi Oka

Morbid Obsessions: Exploring the Ambivalence of Death in Medical Museums in 20th and 21st century United States
Sera Yoo

12.30 – 13.00
SESSION 6: Workshop
Celebration of Departure to Ten
Constance Borden

13.00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15.30 
SESSION 7:  Death and Literature
Chair: Arthur Svenson

The Identity of a Dying Self in The Death of Ivan Ilych and in Mrs. Dalloway
Elena Bollinger

Be-ing with Dying
Carol Estrada

‘Tomorrow may be a good day’: Old Age in Jean Rhys’s Later Texts
Luísa Flora

15:30 – 16:00
Tea and Coffee

16:00 – 17:30
Session 8: Death and the Sprit
Chair: Constance Borden

Dying at Peace: Processing Trauma as a Gateway to a More Resolved Death Experience
Melissa Dodd

Presumed Consent for Organ Donation in England: Are We Forgetting Something?
Kartina Choong

Joe on Life, Death, and the Resurrection
Donald Felipe

Wrap-Up/ Idea Wall

Closing Words