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Rethinking accompaniment at the end of life
An online round table discussion for anyone with a professional or personal interest in end of life care and companionship.

Join palliative care scholars, practitioners and end of life companions at a virtual roundtable to consider how accompaniment has changed in the light of Covid-19 and what this might mean for the future of end of life care.

Conversation Topics
• End of life accompaniment - the traditional model - practices we would hope to hold on to and return to.
• The Covid-19 experience. What have we learned? How have we changed? How can new approaches to end of life accompaniment be integrated into future care in the new normal and in the event of future Covid lockdowns or another pandemic? How could we be better prepared?
• Can anyone be an end of life companion? What are the key qualities for clinicians, volunteers, lay people? And what are the differences? Informing our natural skills, understanding our limitations.
• What does the future of end of life companionship look like?

Participants are encouraged to send in questions to the panel at the time of registration.
The webinar will be live streamed via Zoom and recorded.

The Chair
LBC's Shelagh Fogarty

Roundtable Participants
Dr Kathryn Mannix - Palliative Care Physician and author of 'With the End in Mind’.

Baroness llora Finlay - Welsh doctor, professor of palliative medicine, and an Independent Crossbench Member of the House of Lords, and a member of the APHG.

Dr Lynn Bassett - Retired Healthcare Chaplain in Acute and Palliative settings.

Gazala Makda - End of Life Doula, Care and Occupational Therapy Expert Witness.

The Host
The Centre for the Art of Dying Well at St Mary's University. Rethinking the art of accompaniment at the end of life. Public engagement, policy, research - death, dying and bereavement. www.artofdyingwell.org

Sep 28, 2020 06:30 PM in London

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