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Annual Conference 2013

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The 2013 annual conference took place on 31st October at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. The full programme is available for download here. A summary of the conference is available on the eHospice website.

Plenary Speakers

PowerPoint presentations from plenary speakers are available for download below:

Barbara Monroe End of life care - a concept too constrained to meet future challenges?

Barbara Gelb What next for children's palliative care?

The Caring Together Project: Caring together for persons living with and dying from advanced heart failure.

Jo Hockley The visible and invisible processes of dying.

Euan Paterson Who cares?


PowerPoint presentations from concurrent workshops are available for download below:

The Namaste Programme - enabling quality of life for people with advanced dementia

Dr Jo Hockley, Nurse Consultant (Care Homes), St Christopher's Hospice

Social Media and patient feedback for quality improvement

Gina Alexander, Lead for Scotland, Patient Opinion

Mindfulness: what does it really mean, and can it benefit staff and patients?

Dr Susie Chater, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Columba's Hospice

Palliative and End of Life care in Acute hospitals

Allison Hunter, Scottish Patient Safety Programme, NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland; Evelyn Paterson, Palliative Care team leader, NHS Forth Valley; Derek Blues, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.


A full list of posters displayed on the day is available here: Posters.



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