Better decisions and better care for people who are going to die: Can it be done?

Host: Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England

16:45-18:45

Room: Room 3A

This session is aimed at all those who appreciate that caring well for dying people is an integral part of a humane, civilized and responsible health care system and society. Death and dying is the inevitable final part of each person’s life, no matter how good we get at pushing the frontiers of treatments and prolonging life. This session discusses the scale of the challenge and the implications for policy makers, practitioners of all disciplines and backgrounds, and society. The content of the session will cover policy, ethics and practical intervention.

Confirmed speakers:
Bee Wee, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Rob George, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, UK
Susan Block, Director of Serious Illness Care Programme, Ariadne Labs, Boston, USA

Care of dying people: Why, how and what?