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5th Palliative Care Conference

 
Building the Compassionate Community? Practical Public Health at the End of Life. Free conference at Teesside University.

How can we make sure that the last years and months of life are dignified and fulfilling? How can we ensure that people’s health and wellbeing is as good as it can be at the end of life? This conference gives participants the chance to explore a whole range of ways in which ‘compassionate community’ concepts can be built into a range of practical initiatives to improve the way we treat those amongst us coming to the end of life.

This conference is free of charge and is aimed at health, social care, community, voluntary and other organisations, groups or individuals with a part to play in improving society’s approach to end of life matters.

  • 9.00-9.30 Coffee and registration. Sign up for workshops.
  • 9.30-9.45 Plenary: Welcome and housekeeping; Professor Janet Shucksmith Professor in Public Health, Teesside University
  • 9.45-10.45 Plenary: Confronting the Taboo: Changing the national mindset towards death and dying; Eve Richardson, Chief Executive, National Council for Palliative Care (Dying Matters)
  • 10.45-11.15 Reflections on the Impact of the North-East’s “Good Death” Charter; Professor Edwin Pugh, Visiting Professor in Palliative and End of Life Care, Teesside University and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust
  • 11.15-11.45 Coffee and networking
  • 11.45- 12.15 and
  • 12.15 - 12.45 Workshops - choose 2 from 4. Grab another coffee and join the workshops you have signed up for earlier.

Workshops will include:

  • The importance of engaging local authorities in the ‘public health at end of life’ agenda. Keith Aungiers, Public Health Specialist, Public Health North-East
  • Making social housing more compassionate for the elderly and those approaching the end of life. Rachael Byrne, Executive Director, Care & Support, Home Group
  • The role of faith groups in building a Compassionate Community. Paul Southgate, Chief Officer, Churches Regional Commission
  • Engaging schools and children in breaking the taboo. Lynda Atter, Teesside University
  • 12.45- 13.30 Lunch and networking
  • 13.30-14.00 Plenary: The Sandwell Experience: Building a Compassionate Community in the West Midlands; Manjula Patel Health Services Manager, Sandwell PCT
  • 14.00-14.30 Plenary: Compassionate Human Resources policies for patients and carers; Deborah Hall, Project Manager, Compassionate Communities Project, Teesside University
  • 14.30-15.00 Plenary: Can public health deliver improvements in wellbeing at end of life through a Compassionate Community approach? Professor Janet Shucksmith
  • 15.00-15.15 Conference close ; Professor Edwin Pugh
  • 15.15-15.45 Tea and refreshments available

Details

  • Date09 Sep 2011
  • AddressCenturia Building
    Teesside University
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    TS1 3BA

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