The aim of this event is to highlight the role of palliative care in the public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic by drawing on the work of the CovPall study.

We are delighted to confirm presentations by Professor Irene Higginson, Professor Katherine Sleeman (Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College London), and Professor Catherine Walshe (International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University). The presentations will cover topics that include:

  • The challenges of caring for people dying with or from Covid-19
  • Advance care planning during the pandemic
  • Service innovations
  • Inequities in service response
  • Role of volunteers during the pandemic
  • Symptom management of patients dying with or from Covid
  • Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on staff wellbeing

This event is a Michal Galazka Study Day; a part of Cicely Saunders International’s global leadership programme and named in honour of Michal Galazka, pioneer of international hospice education.

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