Death, Dying & Donuts

Death, Dying & Donuts

by Colin Dicks
Death, Dying & Donuts

Death, Dying & Donuts

by Colin Dicks


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Death, Dying & Donuts is essential reading. If you read only one more book in your life, this should be it.

This is an immensely helpful and thought-provoking expose of the final acts of life. Using humour and powerful anecdotes, the subject of dying is presented in a balanced and palatable way.

As an oncologist, Dr Colin Dicks is well placed to comment on death, and although it has a cancer focus, this content has universal relevance. No stone is left unturned as the important physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of dying are explored.

Death, Dying & Donuts offers practical tips and strategies, including education for health care professionals and carers.

This book is not only about death and dying, it is also about donuts. Donuts are Colin's invitation to enjoy life and to make the most of each day while possible. Life is much sweeter when death is normalised. Death, Dying & Donuts is the self-help book that will make a better tomorrow for you, today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645369724
Publisher: Starlabel Artistry - Publishing
Publication date: 11/25/2022
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Colin Dicks grew up in the mining town of Orkney in South Africa. He completed his schooling at St. Stithians College in Johannesburg and started his medical training at the University of Pretoria. As a young man, Colin had an extraordinary number of encounters with death. He witnessed his first death in his teens while at the local swimming pool, where a young man fell off an unprotected grandstand and died instantly. Following this experience, and by the age of 24, Coling was witness to three separate motor vehicle deaths and a death at a wedding. He was also exposed to death as a medical student. Death was a topic that Colin could not avoid.After completing his medical training and compulsory military training, Colin and his wife Mathilde, spent a year in Hull, UK. After this experience in the oncology department, Colin returned to South Africa to specialise. He completed his training as a Radiation Oncologist in 1998 and shortly after that moved to New Zealand for a two-year adventure. Colin completed a diploma of Palliative Medicine while in New Zealand and his two-year adventure turned out to be a fantastic five-year experience. Colin and his family returned to South Africa in 2003.As an Oncologist, Colin became aware of the lack of conversation around death and dying and this led him to write his first book About Dying: how to live in the face of death. It was well received but it lacked what Colin viewed as substance. Following his research project on death education and with a colleague and a friend both facing terminal illness, Colin started writing on death, using the writing to express his views about the dying process. His friend and colleague never got to read the book, but Colin hopes there may be others who get to read this book and that it will make a difference in the way they live their life and complete their life.Colin continues to work on the Sunshine Coast as a Radiation Oncologist. He is also the founder of Dying to Understand, a charity promoting death education. He can be reached via the charity at of work, Colin has a 'full-time job' as a husband to his beautiful wife Mathilde, a father to four fantastic adult children, and a labourer on his acreage on the Sunshine Coast.
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