During term-time, we hold Research Seminars every second month on days and times which we hope will suit both our global and local audience.
Seminar speakers across many disciplines are invited to speak about their research and/or experiences in the field of end of life care in the form of a 40 minute presentation. Staff and students of Lancaster University and especially all members of our IOELC Network group are invited to attend these seminars and are particularly invited to actively join in the discussion that follows the presentation.
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Thursday, 4th July 2019, 1200 - 1300, Lecture Theatre 2, Furness Building, Lancaster University
"End-of-Life Care for Older People: The Challenges and Complexities of Australian Inpatient Settings"
Melissa Bloomer is a visiting researcher at IOELC on an Endeavour Leadership Program. She is Senior Lecturer at Deakin University in Australia. Her interests include palliative care and care of the older person particularly in acute and sub-acute settings.
Melissa's presentation will describe two recent Australian studies to highlight some of the key challenges of providing end-of-life care for older people in inpatient hospital settings in Australia such as:
- the acute hospital focus on cure and resuscitation
- differentiating between dying and reversible deterioration
- challenges in how dying is communicated amongst a healthcare team
- the role of the specialist palliative care clinician
- clinician preparedness for dying in non-palliative care settings
- evaluating the quality of end-of-life care provision against Australian recommendations
Download the flyer: IOELC Seminar Flyer 040719
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