Lecture: A palliative approach for people with advanced heart failure @Stlukes_sheff

Palliative Care Lecture

A palliative approach for people with advanced heart failure: Recognition of need, transitions in care and effect on patient’s family, carers and clinicians

Thursday 22nd October 3.30pm

University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, Sheffield S1 4DP

Dr Amy Gadoud, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine

Hull York Medical School

About the speaker: Amy’s academic post is combined with clinical training as a higher specialty trainee in Palliative   Medicine. Her academic unit is in the Supportive Care, Early Diagnosis and Advanced Disease (SEDA) research group, University of Hull. She also works with Colleagues in the Epidemiology, Cancer and Statistics Group, University of York. Her PHD was awarded in 2014 and explored aspects of a palliative care approach for patients with advanced heart failure. Her post-doctoral work is continuing her   interest in palliative care for patients with heart failure and is funded by the NIHR and the Academy of medical sciences.

Abstract: This seminar will outline the main findings from a study exploring a palliative care approach for people with advanced heart failure. The conclusion of the study is that palliative care approach before the very end of life is beneficial in patients with heart failure. A problem-based flexible approach to recognising the need for palliative ace rather than prognosis is recommended.  The presentation will outline clinical and policy implications of the study.  The seminar will be followed by Q& A

The workshop is free to attend but places are limited, please register via jenny.powell@sth.nhs.uk

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