Do we need to talk about death?

Monday 3, 10, 17 and 24 February

Death has always been a taboo topic, associated as it is with a sense of failure, as demonstrated by all the euphemisms we use to refer to it. However, the reality is that death is a natural process that everyone will face, sooner or later.


This course, organized in partnership with La Central bookshop, aims to destigmatize death and facilitate dialogue, and takes as its central theme the right to die with dignity. Participants will explore the issues through a process of ethical reflection that will encompass health, social and cultural perspectives.


The course consists of four sessions:

  1. Dying and allowing others to die in peace: ethical questions.
  2. From death as a taboo to death as a right that deserves respect.
  3. Institutionalizing death: reflections from clinical practice.
  4. Living with the shadow of death, or how to accompany the patient.


Núria Terribas



Begoña Roman (Lecturer in Ethics - UB)

Sergio Ramos (Lecturer in Bioethics - UB)

Màrius Morlans (Doctor, Bioethics Committee of Catalonia)


Timetable: Monday 3, 10, 17 and 24 February, from 18:30 to 20:00

Price: 30 euros

Location: La Central del Raval, Carrer d'Elisabets, 6, 08001 Barcelona




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