Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds Dame Cicely Saunders, the pioneer of the hospice movement in the UK, said “You matter because you are you. And you matter until the end of your life. We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully but also to live until you die.” How we die is incredibly important, not only to the person approaching the end of their life but also to those around them. The modern-day palliative care movement aims to help people realise a good death. Every day, more than 150,000 people die across the world. And of those only a small minority receive palliative care services. And even in the most developed countries, these services need improvement.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds A number of healthcare agencies are involved in the care of someone in the last year of life. But integrating these services for individual patients is challenging. Do you have a personal or professional interest in palliative care? Are you a patient, a carer, a healthcare professional, or an academic? If so, this course is for you. I am Dr Nancy Preston, a senior lecturer at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, which is a world leader in palliative care research at Lancaster University. I will be leading you through this course on Palliative Care– Making It Work. Drawing on research from five European countries, the course features guest speakers who will provide real-life examples of best practise in providing integrated palliative care.
Skip to 1 minute and 50 seconds In addition, we will discuss practical tips and strategies with professionals on how to successfully deliver palliative care. By taking part in this course, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the best ways to care for people who have advanced cancer, heart failure, or lung disease who are approaching the end of their life. Our aim is to improve end-of-life care, to enable more people to experience a good death. So please join us for this important course.