End of life care research seminars
Our seminars are an opportunity for anyone with an interest to learn more about research in palliative and end of life care and its impact.
The three Fs and breathlessness: Functional MRI, Feasibility and Findings
Date and time: Wednesday 2 May, 5.30 - 8.30pm
Venue: G06, Roberts Building, Gower Street, London WC1E
Speaker: Andrew Wilcock, Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Breathlessness debilitates millions of people with advanced diseases, including cancer and cardiorespiratory diseases. Over the last two decades, functional magnet resonance imaging (fMRI) has transformed our understanding of the human brain. This understanding can help in the development of new treatments. In Andrew’s seminar, he will provide an overview of the recent application of fMRI to understand breathlessness. He will then detail description of a local feasibility study he undertook with colleagues in fMRI in breathlessness, its preliminary findings, and next steps.
Best practice in delivering palliative care to people with learning disabilities - Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Associate Professor at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Enabling person-centred care: developing the Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) with advanced COPD – Dr Morag Farquhar, University of East Anglia
Palliative sedation for cancer patients: a European study of the experiences and practices of healthcare professionals and bereaved carers – Jane Seymour, Professor of Palliative and End-of-Life Care at the University of Sheffield
Initiating end of life care in acute stroke: Clinical decision making around prognosis – Professor Chris Burton, School of Healthcare Sciences, University of Bangor
Preferred place of care and death for people with blood cancers – Dr Debra Howell, University of York