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Pain, palliation and ethics of end of life care

Developed by: UKCPA Critical Care and Care of the Elderly Groups'


08, Oct 2019


Guy's Hospital
Great Maze Pond

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Members: £90
Non-Members: £135

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Critical Care and Elderly Care are often confronted with the challenge of how much care should they provide. Many techniques of managing of pain have been developed for both acute, chronic and palliative care.  Making patients comfortable and end of life care are important facets of elderly care and critical care. Physiological function is different from chronological deterioration so how do we limit providing support with withdrawing care.

This masterclass will look at the practicalities and ethics involved as care and support are withdrawn.  Ethics of prescribing have also evolved into a more challenging arena of consent and informing patients about side-effects and complications of care – whilst we can do a lot should we deliver it all?

The day will focus on:

  • Identifying the priority areas involved in ensuring a high-quality end of life service
  • Consent and end of life decisions
  • Decisions to withhold and withdraw life-sustaining treatments in intensive care
  • The importance of effective multidisciplinary discharge planning to ensure continuity of care after discharge
  • Examples of best practice
  • Pain management techniques for acute, chronic and palliative care

Target audience

The event has been designed for pharmacists involved in the end of life care of older patients in either the acute hospital setting or across the primary-secondary care interface.

The day is suitable for pharmacists who have recently specialised as well as those who are working at early advanced levels.


The aim and learning outcomes for this event will be released in due course.


Additional information

Peer discussion opportunities will be available at this event, which can also be used towards your CPD and portfolios. Advanced booking essential.

Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty and GPhC revalidation portfolios. 

This event has been financially supported by the pharmaceutical industry, including:


Note: The stand sponsors above have no input into the content of this event.  Promotional stands from these companies will be exhibited at this event.