Future planning: Advance Care Planning Reconsidered
Advance Care Planning is an approach helping people to plan their healthcare and support at the end of life based on the idea that it may prevent suffering and over- treatment.
But is it time to pay it more attention?
What do we know about it in practice, does it need to change and who should be involved?
Join us at this full day interactive conference to reconsider Advance Care Planning.
Our speakers and activities representing a range of viewpoints and experiences will help you explore the concepts, practices and realities of Advance Care Planning to date. You’ll also hear lived experience accounts and about new ideas and approaches, and take part in workshops focused on change
This event will be of interest to:
- Clinicians working in primary and secondary care
- Hospice and hospital-based clinicians
- Care home staff
- Policy makers
This conference will allow us to consider how ACP has been implemented, as well as the current outcomes and impact it has had so far. By reflecting on current practices, we will also be able to review where we may need to look more closely at its practice and the impact on equitable treatment.
We have an exciting inter-disciplinary line up to really put a spotlight on this area in different ways. Speakers will include people from the London Ambulance Service, Community Engagement workers, Hospice Nurses, social scientists including researchers with Learning Disabilities, and people who will advocate for change sharing their lived experience.
We will engage with some of the debates or considerations around the implementation of ACP and who may engage in it, and what happens when they do.
The conference aims to provide further understanding of some of the underlying assumptions around ACP and which concepts they are rooted in (improving experience through choice, personalised care), and also contextualise ACP by reviewing how people might understand or resist it.
Importantly, we will consider whether planning for the future is a shared goal and if so what roles other stakeholders in wider society have. We’ll ask how the health system might improve its response and where ACP might sit in a continuum of actions, understanding, timing, and more so that all stakeholders benefit. Our intention is to create an event in which there is wide participation on the part of all attending to negotiate and arrive at some key recommendations to amend and improve the current process.
|Morning chair: Heather Richardson|
|10:00||Welcome and introduction to day||Heather Richardson, Director of Academic Learning and Action, St Christopher’s CARE|
|10:10||Setting the scene: the value of future planning||Rekha Vijayshankar, Research Nurse, Marie Curie Hospice |
Jodie Grace, Paramedic, Macmillan End of Life Care Team Support, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
|10:40||Choice and Advance Care Planning: ideals and realities||Erica Borgstrom, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Open University|
|11.25||Break: tea, coffee and light refreshments|
|11:40||The current landscape for advance care planning and the broader activities of future planning||Jonathan Koffman, Professor of Palliative Care and Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care, Research Centre Hull York Medical School|
|12.10||Stories that help us learn about the experience of inequalities and how they affect advance care planning||Dr Melissa Fielding, Community Action Researcher, St Christopher’s Hospice|
|12.45||Lunch – provided (more info coming soon)|
|Afternoon chair: Mary Hodgson|
|13.45||Alternative approaches to future planning; working in new ways with new actors||Irene Tuffrey-Wijne (and team), Professor of Intellectual Disability and Palliative Care, Kingston University, London |
Malcolm Gill, Croydon Death Literacy Network Coordinator, St Christopher’s Hospice
|14.45||New goals that could shape a different way forward||Advocates of lived experience|
|15:00||Workshops focused on the goals||Groupwork|
|15.45||Break: tea, coffee and light refreshments|
|16:00||Making a pitch for new approaches to future planning||TBC|
|16:30||Final reflections and close|