The latest research from the Palliative & End of Life Group in Cambridge (PELiCam) was discussed at the 15th March dissemination morning at Madingley Hall. It had been two years since many attendees had been able to meet together and share ideas and experiences. This was a welcome and energising opportunity for 80 clinicians and members of the public to come together in-person and virtually.
Attendees were working in nursing homes, community nursing, general practice, commissioning and specialist palliative care teams across the East of England and UK.
Another strength of the morning was the considerable representation of people with personal experience of care at the end of life and interested members of the public.
Bella Madden, a public contributor, started the morning by sharing her profound personal reflections and experiences of grief and loss.
New research into practices in prescribing end-of-life medications and how patients, families and doctors manage clinical uncertainty were the core content of the morning.
There was a real buzz in the room (and in the virtual breakout rooms), with lots of discussions about how the research findings and further work could improve person-centred care and enhance practice in attendees’ areas.
See slide presentations
Ben Bowers ‘JIC Study’ Presentation March 2022
Simon Etkind ‘Perspectives on Uncertainty’ Presentation March 2022
Louisa Polak ‘Changes in anticipatory prescribing’ Presentation March 2022
Tom Weetman ‘Medical Student Uncertainty’ Presentation March 2022