• 23Jun

    End of life conference: supporting patient choice

    The Palliative & End of Life Care: Supporting Patient Choice conference takes place on 27 October 2016 in 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’.

    The event will 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.

    Key learning for delegates will include:

    • 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

    You can find out more, including how to book your place, on the conference website.