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We support social care and health staff to provide quality end of life care.

Although every individual may have a different idea about what would, for them, constitute a ‘good death’, for many this would involve:

  1. Being treated as an individual, with dignity and respect
  2. Being without pain and other symptoms
  3. Being in familiar surroundings and
  4. Being in the company of close family and/or friends.

Strategies and frameworks

Training and resources

Upcoming Events

End of life conference is a success
170 social workers, occupational therapists, care staff and health professionals attended a recent conference about end of life care.

The event called ‘Dying Matters - small actions, big difference’ included interactive presentations from inspiring speakers like Felicity Warner, founder of Soul Midwives, and Dr Adrian Blundell, Consultant Geriatrician at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

An event organiser said: “The conference was a great success and we had some excellent feedback from the people who attended”. A comment from one delegate was that the event “reminded me how important it is to get it right”.

The majority of delegates said that they would pass on information to colleagues, families, friends and service users. Others said that they would have an end of life section on support plans or would complete Advance Care Plans for their residents.

Presentations from the event are available

Adrian Blundell presentation June 2012 [PPT]
Felicity Warner presentation May 2012 [PPT]

More information is available regarding end of life care, or phone Halima Wilson on 0115 9772784.

Get involved

If you are interested in end of life care, promoting the importance of planning for the future and dealing with death in a sensitive way contact the workforce planning team.

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Time for tea, Time for talk

Living life to the full but planning for the future…..Come and get your end of life resources and find out about Advance Care Planning from our stand [ppt]

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