Cicely Saunders Institute to host interactive event on Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) measures

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A two day ‘Outcome Measurement in Palliative Care with POS Family of measures: towards patient-centred care, intervention, services and policy’ workshops will be held on 13th and 14th of February 2020 at King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute (London, UK). The aim of the workshop is to introduce and support the use of the POS family of measures in clinical, research and care settings.

During the event, there will be interactive sessions, seminars, Q&A sessions on implementation of POS family of measures for informing care, evaluating interventions, services and influencing policies.

Several informative sessions will cover the background, challenges and opportunities of patient centred measurement in clinical practice and research. The attendees will hear about recent experiences from the field, and address administration, scoring, development, validation of the measures including principles of sample selection, analysis and interpretation of data. They will also hear about how outcome data could be used to improve care, understand effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions and services and policy.

There will be oral and poster presentations on experiences of utilizing condition specific and integrated versions of the measures across settings, specialities, cultures and countries.

These interactive workshops are an opportunity to discuss the best ways to implement and integrate POS measures into your clinical practice and research. The workshops are highly relevant to professionals at all levels working in a wide range of palliative and end-of-life care settings (hospice, primary and secondary care, care homes, community services, specialist palliative care, social care) who are already using or planning to use POS or other patient reported outcome measures. There will be POS Clinic sessions where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss issues relevant to their organisation as well as share their experiences of implementing POS measures.

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