Palliative & End of Life Care on the ICU

Death is as much a part of our work as life on the ICU. Managing patients who are dying, who run a high risk of dying or who have a high symptom burden, is both important and rewarding.


This study day plans to look at various aspects of the care of the above patients, including:


  • Breaking bad news and discussing death with patients
  • Inviting palliative care into the ICU and what they can offer
  • Taking patients home to die
  • Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment on the ICU: conversations and approaches
  • Allied health professionals’ insights: physiotherapy and pharmacy
  • Different patient groups’ perspectives on the experience of death and dying