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End of Life Care Matters Conference

28 October 2014

end of life care matters conference

On Monday the 20th October the Woolf Institute held a conference on End of Life Care at 1 Wimpole Street, London.

This one day programme sought to raise awareness of diversity in end of life care by bringing together academic and practitioner perspectives. Speakers included:

  • Simon Chapman, (National Council for Palliative Care)
  • Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, (New North London Synagogue)
  • Imam Yunus Dudhwala, (Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Maureen O'Neill, (Director, Faith in Older People)
  • Dr Philip Lodge, (Consultant in Palliative Care, North Middlesex University Hospital)

Following an introduction by Dr Edward Kessler, keynote addresses were given by Simon Chapman, (National Council for Palliative Care) and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, (New North London Synagogue). The day then continued with 3 interdisciplinary panel discussions, addressing end of life care in the contexts of Hospice, Hospital and Community.

Radio 4's Sunday Programme reported on the conference as part of a wider discussion on religion and end of life care, available to listen again here. Sughra Ahmed has also written a blog about the conference for the Woolf Institute blog.

The conference follows on from the Centre for Policy and Public Education's continued training programmes in the field of end of life care and was made possible by a grant from the Rayne Foundation.

Further information

  • For further information on either the conference or the end of life care programme please contact: Sughra Ahmed



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