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RIPEN Network North East Academic Research Forum – June 2024 meeting

Event: Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 1pm until 2 pm

Speaker: Elizabeth Westhead


Title: Can Mortality be Predicted for People with Multiple Long-term Conditions –  Multimorbidity?

Bio: Elizabeth Westhead is an academic foundation doctor in Newcastle, with an MRes in Aging and Health. Elizabeth is interested in Aging and Palliative Care Research, and has previously worked on projects analysing the end-of-life care needs of people with frailty, and contributed to reviews investigating the factors affecting the change in end of life care preferences over time.

Overview: Death is now an event of older age, and living with multiple long-term conditions – multimorbidity (MLTC-M) is now the norm in later life. People dying with MLTC-M report the same symptoms as people dying with cancer yet are seldom referred to specialist palliative care services. There is no consensus on how to identify people with MLTC-M approaching the end-of-life. This review provides healthcare professionals with an evidence-based assessment for prognosticating at the end-of-life for people with MLTC-M.

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RIPEN (Research In Palliative and End of life care NE) is a group of clinicians and academics from across the region who aim to bring together different people and organisations from a wide range of backgrounds, to grow palliative and end-of-life care research in an area where patients and families are most likely to benefit. If you are interested in this area of research please go to the RIPEN Network for more information.