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Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice Conference 2016
27 October 2016 at 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Following on from the highly successful and well-attended event in Manchester, Open Forum Events are proud to be bringing the Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice conference to London.
Approximately half a million people die every year in the UK. Three-quarters of these deaths are not sudden but are expected, requiring specialist care and treatment during the final days, in accordance with the wishes of patients and their families. An independent report has rated the quality of end of life care in the UK as one of the best in the world, however, as the ageing population continues to grow so does the number of people experiencing ‘drawn out deaths’. Improvements have been made in all areas of end of life and palliative care, however, to stay at the forefront of provision more needs to be done.
The Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice conference will examine how the delivery of care in the UK is evolving to support and fulfil need requirements, whilst respecting the choices expressed by patients and their families.
The event will feature a highly informative agenda, presenting speakers who are experts in their field, plus examples of best practice which delegates may feel appropriate to adopt into their own provision arrangements. Delegates will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, projects and emerging models of care, as well as share their own stories and experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking about end of life care.
Benefits of Attending:
The Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice conference offers the thoughts of highly knowledgeable speakers, sharing both professional and personal experiences. It is ideally placed to update delegates on the latest findings from research conducted to give an accurate picture of the experiences of patients nearing the end of their lives and their families. The day will look to how future care can be improved for all and share some of the excellent examples of good practice.
- Hear what improvements have been undertaken to improve care
- Learn about the areas that remain below an acceptable standard and what needs to be done to address them
- Gain insight into caring for a dying person
- How can we ensure those with learning disabilities have access to the same level of provision to the rest of the population?
- Hear about forward thinking practices in end of life care
- What can be done to help children, young people and their families in dealing with a terminal or life limiting illness
- How will the NICE guidelines improve the experiences of those nearing the end of their life
- What difference will Emergency Care and Treatment Plans in the decision making process to resuscitate
- Share best practice
- Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate current working practices and those for the future
- Take advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking
- Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.
- Make contacts
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