Putting dignity into dying: the final days of Life

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The conference, taking place in Cheshire on 17 November 2016, has a fantastic line up of expert speakers, and will provide an excellent platform to share best practice and network with like-minded professionals.

Fortunately the conference fee has been heavily subsidised this year, meaning that places are available for just £25.

A recent Ombudsman report highlighted six areas where people’s suffering could have been avoided or lessened with the right care and treatment as they approached the end of their lives. This conference aims to consider how dignity can be addressed and maintained.

It is suitable for all care and support staff who have contact with people in the final days of life.

During the day there will be discussion, critical reflection and opportunity to hear about practical experiences.

Content of the day will include:

  • What is dignity and how do we enhance it in end of life care?
  • A carer perspective of supporting a family member at the end of life.
  • Good practice examples from Namaste Care, a hospital volunteer programme and a project supporting frail people at the end of life.
  • Interactive theatre session around challenging communication.
  • Moving forward to put dignity into dying.

The conference will be chaired by Professor Mo Ray, professor of gerontological social work, Keele University, and speakers will include:

  • Professor Mari Lloyd Williams, professor and honorary consultant in palliative medicine, University of Liverpool
  • Anita Roberts, senior lecturer, Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool
  • Dr Karen Groves, medical and education director, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport.

Places are limited to 80 and we are expecting this event to sell out, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For a booking forms please email info@eolp.org.uk or call 01270 758120.

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