Approaches to communication, clinical decision making, placement of care, ethical issues and organizational and personal care issues are some of the topics which will be discussed during this workshop.
The sessions for this workshop are structured into 2 parts and can be attended independent of each other. Participants are welcome to attend all 3 days. The team of invited speakers will be facilitating all 3 days of the workshop.
The Advanced Session of the workshop on 15th October, we will be discussing the management of challenging cases at an advanced level with a focus on ethical dilemmas and evidence based clinical practice. Participants are encouraged to submit their challenging cases for discussion with the experts.
The facilitators for this year’s course are Professor Julia Downing, Dr Lynda Brook and Dr Jenny Hynson.
Professor Julia Downing has been working within palliative care for 25 years, with 15 of those working internationally in Uganda, Africa, in Eastern Europe and throughout the world. She is an Honorary Professor at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the Director of Education and Research for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN).
Dr Lynda Brook is a Macmillan Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. She works alongside multi-disciplinary team across hospitals, hospices and community settings, providing a total approach to care focusing on quality of life, embracing physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements in children and families.
Dr Jenny Hynson is the Head of the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, a state-wide service for children with palliative care needs based at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She also coordinates the case consultation team for the Children’s Bioethics Centre. Jenny has 14 years’ experience in children’s palliative care. She has a PhD in the area and has contributed to major texts and peer reviewed journal publications.