Three Things About Ageing: Empathy, Literature and Dementia

Join author and nurse Molly Case and Dawne Garrett, Royal College of Nursing Professional Lead for Care of Older People, to explore literature, empathy and depictions of ageing and care in fiction. A member of the House of Memories team will also be there to talk all about their work. Afterwards there will be drinks and time for audience questions.

Molly Case is a spoken word artist, writer and nurse. After gaining her degree in Creative Writing and English Literature Molly pursued a career in nursing. She currently works as a cardiac nurse specialist at St George’s Hospital, London. Molly has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, Elle magazine and Huffington Post, and was named in the Health Service Journal’s Inspirational Women list and the BBC’s 100 Women list. Her book ‘How To Treat People’ came out in April 2019 with Penguin Random House.

Dr Dawne Garrett is Professional Lead Older People and Dementia Care at the Royal College of Nursing. She has committed her career to the care of older people in a range of clinical and academic roles, and her doctoral research is on sexual intimacy. She maintains a clinical role and publishes widely.

The event will be on 22 May 2019, 6 – 8pm at the Museum of Liverpool. This is a free event. You can register to attend by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/three-things-about-ageing-empathy-literature-and-dementia-tickets-58362496799  

Please note that the venue is fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are welcome.

This event has been organised by the Royal College of Nursing Library and Archives. For more information, please email: rcn.library@rcn.org.uk .

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