The Talking Mortality Podcast

The Talking Mortality Podcast

Exploring the difficulties and challenges around the issue of human mortality. Individuals, society in general and the medical profession all wrestle with this issue. So let’s start talking about it! The podcast is hosted by Dr Calvin J. Lightbody who ?


Mairi’s Story
Mar 9 • 31 min
A bereaved daughter gives an open, honest and sincere account of her mother’s journey with dementia, from diagnosis through to her eventual death at home.
Focus on Frailty Part II
Mar 2 • 33 min
Exploring the consequences of frailty and some new approaches in patient care with a consultant in geriatric medicine.
Focus on Frailty
Jan 16 • 33 min
A discussion about living and dying well with frailty.
Palliative Care: Myths, Mysteries and Reality
Aug 1, 2019 • 33 min
A discussion with a consultant palliative physician about some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding palliative care.
Dementia - A Realistic Conversation
Jun 21, 2019 • 30 min
A discussion with an old age psychiatrist about living and dying well with dementia.
Things Go Better With Planning
May 27, 2019 • 29 min
Planning and packing for the journey at life’s end - advance care plans in detail.
No pill for this ill - Spiritual Pain at the End of Life
May 14, 2019 • 36 min
A discussion with our hospital chaplain about spiritual pain at the end of life.
Critical Illness, Prognosis, Hope & Truthfulness
Mar 11, 2019 • 27 min
Two hospital consultants discuss the issues around critical illness, prognosis, hope and truthfulness.
Addressing the Death Taboo
Feb 25, 2019 • 31 min
Two hospital consultants discuss why it is so difficult to talk openly about death and dying.