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Dying with dignity

DBI World Conference 2019
Communications stream: Concurrent session 7D
Presenter: Maede Martha Mueller & Tina Aeschbach
Topic: Dying with dignity

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Dying with dignity

  1. 1. Hello and welcome Maede Mueller SNAB specialist centre for deafblindness Head of the rehabilitation unit Tina Aeschbach SNAB specialist centre for deafblindness Head of the competence centre for acquired deafblindness
  2. 2. Topic What does dying with dignity mean to people with deafblindness? What do they need / wish for the last stage of their lives? What can we as experts offer?
  3. 3. What we aim for in this workshop − Start the discussion on the topic − Exchange of experiences − Collect questions and wishes Topic for a DBI conference?
  4. 4. Take a minute to think about… Have you ever accompanied a dying person with deafblindness? What was your role? How did you deal with the situation? What questions and uncertainties did you have? Were there any differences as a result of the deafblindness?
  5. 5. People die... ... due to age ... due to a disease ... due to an accident What does that mean if the person is deafblind and there are difficulties / limits ... in the access to information ... in the communication ... in orientation and mobility?
  6. 6. Practical inputs
  7. 7. Exchange in groups What difficulties did you have? How did you solve problems? What questions do you still have? Collect ideas for the next DBI conference (talks, workshops, experts etc.).
  8. 8. Thank you!