CLEARER THINKING ON SEDATION (SED)
Venue: Prospero House
|Event Date/Time: Jan 28, 2010||End Date/Time: Jan 28, 2010|
The use of sedation in end of life care is often misunderstood and controversial. Definitions are not consistent; terminology includes â€œterminal sedationâ€, â€œpalliative sedationâ€, and â€œcontinuous deep sedation.â€ Are these the same or different? There is often uncertainty about the circumstances in which it is appropriate to use sedation at the end of life.
This conference will present evidence about the use of sedation in current practice and provide those attending with practical guidance about when, how and why to use sedation in end of life care.
NCPC will use this conference to inform the development of written guidance on the use of sedation in end of life care.
THIS CONFERENCE WILL:
â€¢ Present evidence on the use of sedation in end of life care
â€¢ Provide practical guidance about when, how and why to use sedation in end of life care
â€¢ Consider the use of sedation in different settings
â€¢ Use round table scenarios to identify challenges in making and communicating decisions about sedation
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
â€¢ Doctors working in all settings: hospitals; hospices; community & primary care. Palliative medicine specialists, other specialists, and general practitioners
â€¢ Hospital, hospice and primary care nurses. Macmillan nurses, Marie Curie nurses, district nurses, Admiral nurses
â€¢ Social workers, pharmacists and psychologists working in end of life care
â€¢ Care home staff
â€¢ Service managers