Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar : The personal impact of English end-of-life care policy
Wednesday 27 April 2016, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dinwoodie Lecture Theatre 1 and 2, Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus, London, SE5 NPJ
Speaker: Dr Erica Borgstrom, London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Abstract: The UK is internationally recognised as one of the best countries in which to receive end of life care, partly because of the role policy has played in the last decade. Yet, this does not mean that dying in the UK is without complications, controversies or debate and the end of life care policy agenda can be seen to be straddling both mainstream and marginal politics. But what does this mean for those who are deemed to be near ‘end of life’? This seminar will describe what it can currently be like to die in England, drawing on ethnographic data of two local cases and the public discourse around end of life care and death. Recounting the last weeks of two people will demonstrate the ways in which policy is shaping the way people die and the personal and inter-relational impacts this is having.
This event is free to attend and all visitors are welcome. Registration is not required.
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