Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

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As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of human connection, by the doctor we would all want by our sides at a time of crisis. It is a love letter - to a father, to a profession, to life itself.

Before going to medical school, Dr Rachel Clarke was a television journalist and documentary maker. She now specialises in palliative medicine, caring deeply about helping patients live the end of their lives as fully and richly as possible – and in the power of human stories to build empathy and inspire change.

Join Rachel Clarke in conversation about her exceptional new book

'What a remarkable book this is; tender, funny, brave, heartfelt, radiant with love and life. It brought me often to laughter and - several times - to tears. It sings with joy and kindness' Robert Macfarlane

The event is compered by Professor Louise Kenny, Executive Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences here at the University of Liverpool.

Due to a technical issue with the camera, the image ends around the 37 minute mark, and the sound quality is poor until the 1hr mark.


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  • Added:12 Mar 2020
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