Part-funded places available
Fresh opportunities for palliative care
About the event
Living into late old age is a reality for many people today and is likely to become increasingly common. Assumptions about people in late old age and how care is constructed around them are often ill-considered and result in relatively poor quality of life and equally poor experience of care.
This event is an opportunity for individuals and organisations delivering palliative care to gain new insights into ways and means that might change this scenario. If you are curious, committed to providing the best care for the very old and interested in seeing their world and ours differently, this is an important event to attend.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue for this conference has changed. The conference will now take place in King’s College London, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG, which a wonderful setting for the day. If you require travel information for Bush House, please click here.
What will I learn?
The day will offer the following:
- New knowledge about how to think about designing services for older people at the end of life
- Reviewing and re-visioning place of hospice in older people and pall care
- New ideas about who and how to work with to this end
- Revised perspective about collaborative work across sectors.
Who is it for?
- Those who are curious about how their hospice can realise its potential and respond to the growing number of older people with complex needs
- Those who work in end of life care with older people and want to think more about the interface between palliative care and old age
- Anyone interested in thinking together about how to best support and provide care for older people dying in late old age, drawing on the skills and offerings of professionals across specialities, family carers, local people and communities.
Dr Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s Hospice
Dr Caroline Nicholson, Senior Clinical Lecturer: Supportive and End of Life Care (Nursing), King’s College London and St Christopher’s Hospice
Professor Mike Bennett, Professor of Palliative Medicine, St Gemma’s Hospice and Director of the Academic Unit of Palliative Care
Dr Premila Fade, Consultant Geriatrician, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and End of Life Care Lead for British Geriatrics Society
Dr Kathryn Mannix, Consultant in Palliative Care and CBT Therapist
Professor Katherine Froggatt, Senior Lecturer, University of Lancaster
Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research, Hospice UK
Dr Katherine Tully, Southwark Nursing Home GP and Artist.