This year celebrates 20 years of the Worcestershire Palliative Care Conference. It will examine some of the challenges that present themselves to health professionals supporting and delivering palliative and end of life care, whilst being mindful of equality for all. Speakers will encourage delegates to understand how they can achieve the best outcomes for all patients so as to ensure equality is applied to its greatest potential.
Our morning speakers will provide an insight into supporting palliative and end of life care delivery and services with the some of the following areas as the focus:
Mental Health Issues - Marianne Tinkler, Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse, PhD Fellow, Queens
LGBT+ - Claude Chidiac, Nurse Consultant Palliative Care, Homerton University Hospital
Learning Disabilities - Gemma Allen, Palliative Care Inclusion and Community Partnerships Lead
and Claire Towns, CEO and Matron, The Mary Stevens Hospice
The weight of our changing health economy and society can sit heavily on those working in the
profession of care and a focus on staff well-being is relevant in every health organisation. When
staff attention is on the health & wellbeing of their patients the challenge is how to ensure that
there is also equality for staff in relation to their health and wellbeing.
Our afternoon keynote will be Owen O’Kane (Psychotherapist). Owen is a former palliative care
nurse, previously NHS Clinical Lead for a mental health service in London and author of Sunday
Times best selling book Ten to Zen which is a quick, simple mental health workout that allows us to
focus on what’s important – our mental health wellbeing. He has also written a second book ‘Ten
Times Happier’ and has a third booking coming out in June 2022. Owen will be sharing his
experiences as well as providing us with insights into his book and the techniques within it.
During the afternoon there will also be opportunities for delegates to learn more about ‘sitting Tai
Chi’ and ‘mindfulness’.
CONFERENCE FEE: £70 (to include refreshments, lunch and a copy of ‘Ten to Zen’.)
TO BOOK A PLACE: E-mail: [email protected] or Tel: 01905 855147