Events Calendar

15 Mar 2017
South West
Talking about death won't make it happen! We are excited to be offering a safe place for people to come together over tea and cake to discuss death and dying matters. An informal space for sharing ones thoughts and experiences around end of life, death itself, funerals and to promote awareness of choice.Far from being morbid, these events are open and supportive and often filled with humour!
16 Mar 2017
Scotland
This seminar will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss the progress and next steps for integrated health and social care delivery, following services going live in April 2016. Delegates will discuss resource allocation across health and social care and funding within different partnership settings - looking at best practice examples from Scotland and abroad - and the impact of integration on the workforce, particularly with regard to interdisciplinary working, planning and extended staff roles and development.
25 Apr 2017
London
Delegates will consider next steps for improving the quality of palliative care services, including widening choice and reducing variation in access. It takes place in light of the Department of Health’s recent commitments to further personalisation of care, greater accessibility for all sections of the population, and to developing innovation in delivery, following the findings of the independent review carried out by the Choice in End of Life Care Programme Board in 2015.
25 Apr 2017
London
Attendees will consider the future of regulation in the context of the CQC’s thematic review on inequalities in end of life care, published in May 2016. Further sessions look at the impact on the provision of palliative care of commissioning new models of care and Sustainability and Transformation Plans - and at key issues relating to skills, education and workforce development, with new guidance published by the GMC this year. We also expect discussion on forthcoming priorities for paediatric, palliative and end of life services as NICE finalises its guidelines in this area. Delegates will consider next steps for improving the quality of palliative care services, including widening choice and reducing variation in access. It takes place in light of the Department of Health’s recent commitments to further personalisation of care, greater accessibility for all sections of the population, and to developing innovation in delivery, following the findings of the independent review car
29 Apr 2017
South Central
An ecumenical initiative aimed at supporting engagement with current debates about end-of-life decisions. Join us for a day of conversation, reflection and debate addressing: Advance decisions and ‘living wills’ – making end of life decisions for yourself Withdrawing medical treatments – making decisions for those who have lost the ability to decide for themselves Assisted dying – legal, social and theological perspectives
04 May 2017
South West
Join us for this theoretical seminar from the Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath Drawing on cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker’s work, terror management theory (TMT) posits that humans quell the terrifying awareness of mortality by investing in cultural belief systems (worldviews) that imbue life with meaning and individuals with significance and self-esteem. The theory has generated over 500 empirical research studies into not only self-esteem and prejudice but also many other forms of social behaviour. TMT is a psychological theory with social, cultural and political implications. To date, it has been largely ignored by sociology, cultural studies and death studies, but is increasingly being cited within palliative care. This seminar examines TMT, bringing together proponents and critics working in various disciplines.
07 May 2017
East of England
A Unitarian service concerning issues around dying and end of life ceremonies from 11:00 - 12:00 followed by tea and coffee. Everybody welcome. Our beautiful chapel will then be open from 2:00 - 4:00. We offer it as a venue for end of life ceremonies welcoming people of all faiths and none. We shall be showing the 'Dying Matters' film 'I didn't want that' at 2:15 and 3:15.
08 May 2017
East Midlands
End of life care champions on each ward across Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust will provide display boards outlining the key theme of Dying Matters week 2017- What can you do? with posters and resources for patients/public and staff. A conference for NUH staff will focus on celebrating success/developments in end of life care across Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust with input from all divisions, with an emphasis on the lived experience.

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