Are We Ready for Conversations about Death + Dying?
About the event
Includes the launch of the new Marie Curie Research, Policy and Public Affairs (RPPA) Strategy.
It is never easy to talk about death and dying, but not doing so has consequences for having your preferences at the end of life met. It is not just patients, families and friends who find it difficult to talk about dying, professionals do as well – as such often patients learn about their prognosis too late to plan ahead. We will hear details from a nationwide survey on attitudes on death and dying and learn how to have these difficult conversations.
In addition, Marie Curie is pleased to launch the new combined Research, Policy and Public Affairs Strategy with its focus on producing evidence that can produce impacts on policy and practice.
This session will include the following presentations:
Welcome from Matthew Reed (Chief Executive of Marie Curie)
Launch of the new Marie Curie Research, Policy and Public Affairs (RPPA) strategy
Dr Sam Royston (Director of Policy and Research, Marie Curie)
Society is ready to talk about death and dying – what is stopping us?
Professor Annmarie Nelson (Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care and Scientific Director at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre at Cardiff University)
Dr Kathryn Mannix (Author of the books “Listen” and “With the End in Mind” and palliative care physician dedicated to supporting public understanding and discussion of dying)