- Date and time Wed 17 Jul 2019 from 8:30am to 8:30pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health
Despite the growing number of children within the UK with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, there remains significant barriers to the timely integration of palliative care services for many patients.
This study day will explore the core principles of delivering care to children with palliative care needs, and will draw on expertise from leading professionals within the field as well as the families themselves.
Trainees will be given the chance to explore the full remit of palliative care services available, and reflect on some of the ethical challenges arising towards the end of life.
- The broad definition of palliative care in childhood and factors that determine when the care of a patient becomes palliative
- Appropriate therapeutic intervention in symptom control
- Local opportunities for respite care, including hospice availability
'Life as a clinical director' - by Dr Nitu Sengupta, community paediatrician & clinical director
Following on from our Q&A with an eminent NHS CEO, we continue our journey into the world of medical leadership & management by exploring the role of a clinical director.
Dr Sengupta will be joining us to describe the ins & outs of her dual role as physician and director, the daily challenges, expectations and her journey to reach her current position.
Find out how to make the most of leadership opportunities at your stage of learning, what contributions clinicians can make to managerial & governance processes, and how to build your CV for future leadership roles.
We look forward to welcoming all trainees and non-trainee doctors with wine & nibbles! - Tickets cost £15pp.
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Ms Alexandra Mancini, Pan London Lead Nurse, Neonatal Palliative Care,
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation, True Colours Trust
Ms Rebecca Brace, Practice Development Nurse, Demelza Hospice Care for Children