Logo in black & white that reads "the big conversation"

For carers, there are many subjects and issues to resolve which means a lot of conversations. There probably isn’t a more difficult subject to discuss than death and for carers it’s end of life care for their loved one.

There are unique issues facing carers of those approaching the end of life, including: difficulties coping as the person’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs become more complex and/or demanding; having to coordinate care and professionals on a 24/7 basis; having conversations about resuscitation, artificial feeding and stopping treatment, organ donation and funeral wishes; dealing with feelings of loss and grief; bereavement.

The National Council for Palliative Care are holding an interactive event – the Big Conversation – Identifying Priorities and Building Resilience for Carers in End of Life Care on Friday 14th July 2017 at Keech Hospice.

The event will discuss priorities for carers who are currently caring for someone with a life-limiting condition or at end of life. The event will:

  • Help identify the most important issues for current carers
  • Help to design some supportive mechanisms/tools around resilience for carers
  • Hear from former carers about their experiences
  • Form recommendations for future carers

Speakers include:

  • Jen Kenward, Experience of Care Lead, Community, Primary & Integrated Care, NHS England
  • Gemima Fitzgerald, Clinical Psychologist/Bereavement Lead, The Rowans Hospice, Portsmouth
  • Former carers who will share their personal experiences to help inform those who can influence change

Event details:
Event: The Big Conversation – Identifying Priorities and Building Resilience for Carers in End of Life Care
Date: Friday 14th July 2017Time: 10.30am to 3.15pm
Location: Keech Hospice, Great Bramingham Lane, Streatley, Luton, LU3 3NT
Cost: *Free

Please look at the event flier and event program for further information or to book your *free place, please contact Phillipa Casbon Email: p.casbon@ncpc.org.uk or Tel: 01235 512384
Please also see our useful links for more information on the subject.

*Please note that places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and further details will follow upon registration.


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