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Everyday Compassion: Supportive responses to dying and bereavement by schools, neighbourhoods and workplaces

A conference exploring how to encourage open and supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

Wednesday 25th April 2018, Renfield St Stephen Centre, Glasgow. Tickets: £20.

This major national conference will showcase and explore current thinking and practice relating to public health palliative care in Scotland. Bringing together experts from across Scotland and the UK, it will be a chance to explore this diverse field from various angles.

The conference will be of interest to anyone who wants to create more supportive environments relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland, including those working in schools, community development, palliative care, NHS, hospices, social care, human resources/employers, public health, care homes, care at home, policy-making and academia.

Speakers and topics confirmed so far include:

Compassionate Communities

Professor Allan Kellehear, University of Bradford
Dr Libby Sallnow, St Joseph's Hospice, London
Alison Bunce, Compassionate Inverclyde

Death education and bereavement support in schools

Dr Sally Paul, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Strathclyde
Helen Quinn, Teacher, St Francis Xavier’s Primary School, Falkirk

Socio-economically disadvantaged communities

Dr Euan Paterson, GP Palliative Care Faciliator (Glasgow) and ex-Deep End GP

My Power of Attorney Campaign

Brendan Smith, Creative Director, Enterprise Screen

Launch of new report

The conference will launch a new report by Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief and the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, looking at practical next steps for Public Health Palliative Care in Scotland, including exploration of:

Open mic

There will be an opportunity for those working in the field to network and share their work with a national audience.

Tickets: £20 - click here to book.

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