About this event

  • Date and time Tue 17 Nov 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:35pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine, Palliative Care

These End of life in intensive care webinars are designed to explore the concept of dying in a critical care environment.

The ICU has seen many changes over the last few months of the pandemic. This webinar is a chance to explore how decisions are made in an ICU environment, who is admitted and how this demographic has altered. The ethical aspect of life in the intensive care environment will be scrutinised in this webinar and how families are supported will be discovered.

During this webinar you will:  

  • Understand the ethical aspects of decision making and permitting into ICU
  • Acknowledge how families of patients are supported during palliative care
  • Explore how the demographic for admission has altered since the pandemic 

After this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the ethical aspects of the ICU, and have a deeper understanding about the future of palliative and intensive care.

We would like to thank our sponsor The MDU for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Key speakers

Dr Jamie Gross

Consultant Intensivist, Northwick Park Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Gross is a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia. His clinical and research interests include improving outcomes for critically unwell patients who are towards the end of life.

Professor Rob George

Medical Director, St Christopher’s Hospice, Professor of Palliative Care, Cicely Saunders’ Institute, UCL

Speaker's biography

Following accreditation in Respiratory and General Medicine and a doctorate on breathlessness, Rob pioneered HIV & non-cancer palliative care from 1987-2003 at UCL Hospitals during which time he established the first NHS Hospice@Home service.

 

From 2003-2006 he had a portfolio of consultancies working with specialist palliative care services facing various operational difficulties in settings across the voluntary sector, combined NHS and Independent Hospice Services and in NHS posts spanning the community, specialist beds and acute hospitals.

 

From 2006-2015 he was back in the NHS full time covering the community around Ealing and then Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in Central London.

 

In September 2015 he became Medical Director at St Christopher’s Hospice, but continues with some NHS sessions.


As a leader and influencer, he was clinical lead for Palliative/EoLC for London from 2007-13 and was President of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland from 2014-6.

 

He is on the council of the RCP, has sat on RCP working parties reporting on aspects of palliative and end of life care and Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness. He advises various Government Departments on EoL matters. He has also provided expert opinions on a number of high profile legal cases that involve end of life decisions and challenges to legislation around physician-assisted suicide in the UK and abroad. He has sat on various ethics committees over the years.

 


He is a clinical academic, rather than an experimental researcher and before gaining his professorship at the Cicely Saunders Institute, KCL, he was Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at UCL. He has around a hundred and forty publications.

Agenda

View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Dr Peter Shirley, President, Critical Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Libby Sallnow, President, Palliative Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Who should come to ICU and how much should be offered

Dr Jamie Gross, Consultant Intensivist, Northwick Park Hospital

What are the key foundations for making the right decisions in care, and is an ITU different?

Professor Rob George, Medical Director St Christopher’s Hospice, Professor of Palliative Care Cicely Saunders’ Institute UCL

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Sponsors

Location

Online

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End of life in intensive care: Current challenges

These End of life in intensive care webinars are designed to explore the concept of dying in a critical care environment.

This webinar is a chance to reflect on the current provision of palliative care to intensive care patients, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will delve into the recent national guidance and best practice in this area from a multidisciplinary perspective. 

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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