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The Annual Stephen Hawking Foundation MND Lecture 2021: MND – Delivering person centred care at end of life

Posted in Course & Conference Previews on 21st Sep 2021

Date: 17 November between 6.15pm and 9pm
Venue: Online

High quality, person centred end of life care is essential to people living with MND. This critical subject is the theme of The Annual Stephen Hawking Foundation MND Lecture 2021 which is being organised by the MND Association and Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The MND Association is grateful for the financial support received from the Stephen Hawking Foundation to make this lecture possible.

This year’s prestigious event will be live-streamed on 17 November between 6.15pm and 9pm and will explore the relevant NICE recommendations for end of life care, consider how these can be applied and share examples of good practice. The lecture will be led by Dr Idris Baker, Consultant in Palliative Care, Ty Olwen Hospice, Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

Dr Idris Baker is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Swansea. He is National Clinical Lead for palliative and end of life care in Wales and a former Clinical Director at the South West Wales Cancer Centre. He trained mainly in Cambridge, London, and Leicester.  He has interests in the theoretical and applied ethics of end of life care which he studied at Keele University.

Before taking up his post in Swansea, He was visiting scholar at the Hastings Center in New York, looking at questions of autonomy and proxy decision making.

He currently has responsibilities in medical management, postgraduate training and education, and clinical ethics, and although he has read a couple of books, he has learnt most of what he knows at patients’ bedsides.  He teaches and speaks widely on palliative care and ethics on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and with other groups.

The lecture content will appeal to all health and social care professionals, associated health professionals, educators and students with an interest in MND.

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The lecture will subsequently be made available on the Royal College of Nursing platform