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Breaking Taboos: God, Sex, Death and Dying

Breaking Taboos: God, Sex, Death and Dying

Evans, David Thomas ORCID: 0000-0001-6874-3845 (2018) Breaking Taboos: God, Sex, Death and Dying. In: Breaking Taboos, 27 March 2018, St Francis Hospice, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England.

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27th March, 2018, conference presentation to cross-discipline hospice, palliative and community care professionals, from various services in Hertfordshire.

The presentation focuses on themes which link together my clinical practice as a nurse, some thanatological (death & dying) studies in Theology, pastoral practice as Roman Catholic priest and hospice chaplain, and as a teacher in sexual health, including my early days of HIV client care and studies. Rarely do I get the opportunity to combine the multi-potential impact from across all of my career pathways as clearly as this!

The presentation, as last keynote of the day, drew on some of the earlier themes from presenters, aimed at ‘breaking taboos’:

- talking about uncertainty and dying

- talking about God, life and meaning

- talking about death, funeral and myth-busting

Despite such a serious topic, there was some great laughter throughout, which always helps to break the ice, dispel myths, challenge and overcome taboos!

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Keynote)
Additional Information: Live video presentation published on David Evans' website: Sharing Learning Outside the Classroom, at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Taboo; God; Sex; Sexuality; Death; Dying; Pastoral Care; End of Life Care; EoLC;
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 15:50
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