Conference: Managing crises at the end of life

National Council for Palliative Care Conference: Managing crises at the end of life: Responsibility, welfare & choice

13 September 2012, London

There are still too many cases of professionals across settings feeling under-prepared and under-confident in dealing with end of life care crisis situations. The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) regularly hears from people approaching the end of life, carers and former carers of the devastating impact this can have on people’s experiences of care, death and bereavement. As well as the emotional cost, crisis situations poorly managed have a financial cost too, particularly where they result in unnecessary emergency admissions to hospital.

This national conference will tackle some of these issues head-on. The conference will be a highly interactive plenary style discussion, with an expert panel and chair to facilitate. The panels will focus on:

— Maintaining hope and managing expectations

— Implanting and deactivating devices

— Attempting or not attempting resuscitation

The conference is aimed at:

— Frontline staff and end of life care providers

— Commissioners and decision-makers

— Academics from palliative care, medical ethics, law and beyond

— People with personal experience of end of life care

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s