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

Our Programme

Conversations About Unwelcome News
Kathryn Mannix, Palliative Care Author
Home - WITH THE END IN MIND - Kathryn Mannix

Inviting Palliative Care Into the ICU and What They Can Offer
Carol Davis and colleagues, Palliative Care, Southampton

Taking Patients Home to Die
Omer Aziz, PICU Consultant, Bristol

Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatments on the ICU: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk
Dale Gardiner, ICM Consultant & NHSBT

Different Perspectives on Dying
Radha Sundaram, ICM Consultant, Glasgow and
Tamara Vega, Lead Nurse Organ Donation, London

The Pharmacy Perspective
Melinda Presland, Palliative Care Consultant Pharmacist, Oxford

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Speakers

Omer Aziz

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Rob  Chambers

Rob Chambers

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Carol  Davis

Carol Davis

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Dale  Gardiner

Dale Gardiner

Consultant Intensivist and NHSBT

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Kathryn Mannix

Kathryn Mannix

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Melinda Presland

Melinda Presland

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Radha Sundaram

Radha Sundaram

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Zoe Van Willigen

Zoe Van Willigen

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Tamara Vega

Tamara Vega

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