Improving End of Life Care for people with Cardiovascular Disease & Heart Failure

Calendars: UK.

Wednesday 2 Dec 2020

The Studio Conference Centre, Manchester

This conference focuses on improving end of life care for people with Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure through a person centred approach. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to meet the end of life care needs for people with heart disease.

The conference will also discuss starting difficult conversations: talking to people with heart failure about end of life care & advance care planning, and understanding progression of Heart Failure: Predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty.

“Heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK, that’s nearly 170,000 deaths each year – an average of 460 deaths each day or one every three minutes in the UK.”

British Heart Foundation

“There is extensive evidence that the distress faced by those living and dying with advanced heart failure is similar, and in many cases more severe, than those dying of cancer. Yet very few patients are referred for palliative or hospice support by their primary care or hospital cardiology teams.”

Hospice UK

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve end of life care for people with cardiovascular disease and heart failure
  • Learn from the experience of someone living with heart failure
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Understand what excellence in end of life care for heart failure looks like in practice
  • Improve the approach to talking to people with heart failure about end of life care & advance care planning
  • Learn from services developing pioneering models of palliative care for patients and their carers living with advancing heart failure
  • Ensure effective psychological support
  • Reflect on progression of Heart Failure: Predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty
  • Understand how you can improve symptom control, hydration & prescribing
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

20% discount available with code hcuk20hth

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