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14 Oct 2022

The Cost of Dying – Learning to Change (conference)

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Friday 14 October 2022, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

The Durham Centre, Durham, DH1 1TN

Exploring the challenges of daily life, at the end of life

This one day conference focusses on the challenges of daily life when living with a limited prognosis.

Social welfare problems, particularly around finances, employment and housing, are prevalent towards end of life and have significant impact. Routes to support are difficult to find. Inequalities are obvious.

The conference will: identify the relevance and impact of social welfare issues in life-limiting illness and the potential to capitalise on legal rights; ask what do you call ‘end of life’ and consider the inequalities embedded in this term; discuss system-wide learning as a route to change; and invite you to be part of the solution.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Dame Hazel Genn, Director, Centre for Access to Justice, University College London (UCL)
  • Sam Royston, Director of Policy and Research, Marie Curie
  • Lindsey Poole, Director of the Advice Services Alliance
  • Colette Hawkins, Clinical Lead, Routes to Rights Research, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hannah Hesselgreaves, Professor of Organisational Learning, Northumbria University
  • Members of the Routes to Rights Research Lived Experience Group

The conference convener is Colette Hawkins, a Consultant in Palliative Medicine with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her work includes ARC NENC-funded research into social welfare legal needs for people living with life-limiting illness.

Cost – £75. Subsidised places are also available.

Follow this link to book