About this event

  • Date and time Mon 17 May 2021 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Palliative Care, Psychiatry

This webinar provides a unique opportunity to cross boundaries between palliative care and mental healthcare in order to learn how best to care for patients with mental and physical health multimorbidity. Speakers will explore the latest advances in the field including end-of-life dementia care, approaching palliative care in those with severe mental illness and implementing end-of-life care packages for those with cognitive impairments. 

For the first time, the study day will include interactive breakout workshops which can be selected based on the participant's interests. Topics will include assessing risk in palliative care settings, psychosis and opiate prescribing in substance misuse disorders. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Gain an overview of current research regarding the palliative needs of people with serious mental illness
  • Understand approaches to managing pain and delirium near the end of life 
  • Learn from best practice examples in Cancer Mental Health and Inpatient Psychiatry Units
  • Appreciate how serious mental illness impacts on place of death

Participants booking this webinar from Monday 22 February 2021 onwards will be registering for the recording and not the live webinar. All registered delegates will be entitled to CPD but workshops will remain unbookable.

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 17 May 2021.

Participants booking this webinar from Monday 22 February 2021 onwards will be registering for the recording and not the live webinar. Workshop bookings will not be available.

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Key speakers

Dr Jed Jerwood

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham and Senior Art Psychotherapist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Jed is an art psychotherapist and clinical academic at BSMHFT. His clinical background lies in both adult mental health and in hospice and palliative care. His research interests lie in marginalisation in healthcare, and his main research focus is in the improvement of palliative and end of life care for people within the mental health system who have incurable physical health conditions. His doctoral research included the first interviews with people with both an incurable physical illness and SMI. He has also carried out research with clinical staff regarding the barriers to providing PEOLC to people with mental ill health. Jed is passionate about the use of arts-based research methods to facilitate better conversations between healthcare staff and patients, he also has experience in co-production approaches and methods.

Dr Asanga Fernando

Consultant Liaison (Cancer) Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of Simulation and Clinical Skills, St George's NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Liz Sampson

Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London and Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry, North Middlesex University Hospital

Speaker's biography

Professor Liz Sampson is a professor in the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, UCL. She studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and her MD at the Institute of Neurology at UCL. Epidemiological and health services research focuses on end-of-life care for people with dementia and on dementia and delirium in acute hospitals. She is Principal Investigator on the NIHR/ESRC-funded Empowering Better End of Life Dementia Care programme (EMBED-Care). She works clinically as a consultant in liaison psychiatry at North Middlesex University Hospital with Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust 

Dr Amanda Thompsell

Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and National Specialty Advisor for Older People's Mental Health, NHSE&I 

Speaker's biography

Dr Amanda Thompsell is currently the National specialty advisor for older adult’s mental health NHSE&I and 2016-2020 she was Chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is also a medical member for the First-Tier tribunal service and member of advisory board to the Journal of Dementia Care. Dr Thompsell trained and originally practised as a GP before switching to working in old age hospital medicine, and then retraining in old age psychiatry. As a consultant she worked in a Care Homes Support Team working with care homes with nursing and then in an old age psychiatry liaison service and most recently in specialist care unit caring for older adults. She has an interest in end of life care especially Namaste care and was involved in research on its efficacy and development of a toolkit with St Christopher’s hospice. She was clinical champion for the Dementia Work stream of the End of Life Programme of the Modernisation Initiative from January 2009-June 2011.

Dr Rachel Gibbons

Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Group Analyst

Speaker's biography

Dr Rachel Gibbons is dual trained as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Psychotherapist. She has been working in the NHS over the past 20 years in various settings and services including: Inpatient, outpatient, personality disorder, liaison, prisons and forensic psychotherapy. Until February 2020 she worked as the National Director of Therapies for the Priory Group. She is a psychoanalyst and group analyst. She is the chair of the new RCPsych working group on the Effect of Suicide and Homicide on Psychiatrists, and the Patient Safety Group. She has been researching the nature of suicide and its effects over the last 12 years. She is co-editor with Dr Jo O’Reilly of the forthcoming Royal College Book ‘Seminars In the Psychotherapies: Where Psychiatry meets Psychotherapy' due for Publication in spring 2021.

Dr Jane Neerkin

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University College Hospital London, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Justin Shute

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist 

Speaker's biography

Dr Shute undertook medical training and passed the MRCP before going on to train as a psychiatrist. He has worked as a consultant for 15 years. Particular interests are the use of systemic therapy in physically ill patients and the integration of Peer Support Workers in the Liaison Psychiatry MDT. 

Dr Rebecca Wilson

Visiting Research Associate, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Rebecca Wilson is an epidemiologist/trial statistician with special interests in mental health and palliative care. Rebecca joined the Cicely Saunders Institute in 2016 to work on a project investigating end of life care in people with serious mental illness. This including studies utilising linked clinical records and mortality data to explore factors associated with hospital admissions and place of death in adults with serious mental illness. Rebecca has a PhD in Epidemiology from UCL.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Sarah Yardley, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Daniel Hughes, ST6 Psychiatry, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust

Why is it still so hard? Understanding the palliative and end of life care needs of people with serious mental illness – findings from recent research

Dr Jed Jerwood, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham and Senior Art Psychotherapist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Cancer mental health: Time to integrate and innovate

Dr Asanga Fernando, Consultant Liaison (Cancer) Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of Simulation and Clinical Skills, St George's NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Break

Managing pain and delirium in dementia near the end of life

Professor Liz SampsonMarie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London and Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry, North Middlesex University Hospital

Living well until you die - implementing good end of life care in inpatient units

Dr Amanda Thompsell, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and National Specialty Advisor for Older People's Mental Health, NHSE&I

Panel discussion
Break

Workshops

Managing psychiatric disturbance including suicidality and self-harm in palliative care patients

Dr Rachel Gibbons, Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Group Analyst

Using simulation to promote better end of life care and integrative care - a practical guide on lessons learned

Dr Asanga Fernando

Managing pain and symptoms towards the end of life in patients with a substance misuse history

Dr Jane Neerkin, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University College Hospital London, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Managing psychosis and associated risks in palliative care settings

Dr Justin Shute, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Break

End-of-life care and place of death in adults with serious mental illness: Results from a systematic review

Dr Rebecca Wilson, Visiting Research Associate, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London

Question and answer session
Closing remarks

Location

Online

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

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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