We’re Doing Dying All Wrong

Summary: A brutally honest comparison of how attitudes to death and dying have changed. (Dr Ken Hillman -TEDx Sydney)

Ken Hillman shares stories of his personal experiences, and how they have changed over the years. He explains the ways in which doctors and hospitals have taken away from the personal aspects of death. He discusses “age-related frailty”, and how it is not acknowledged by the medical profession since they reject the idea that some things simply cannot be fixed. He reflects that most doctors are very uncomfortable talking about dying and shares how he and his hospital are trying to change this.