Looking Back, Looking Forward: Marking 40 Years of Palliative Care
October 2017, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
St Columba’s Hospice marked its 40th anniversary by hosting a conference for those working or studying in health and social care. We were delighted to have internationally renowned leaders in the field of palliative care and person-centred care as our key note speakers.
The event was a huge success with over 140 guests joining us to engage with our vision for palliative care, reflect on how St Columba’s Hospice has shaped care until now; and share ideas on how palliative care can be developed further.
Speakers have kindly agreed to share their presentations from the day. Please feel free to have a browse through the slides for more information on each topic:
- Professor Nathan Cherny – Food for thought: Acknowledging and confronting our own shortcomings in palliative care and its delivery.
- Professor Brendan McCormack – Person-centred cultures of care: myth or reality?
- Professor Philip Larkin – Compassion in Palliative Care and the impact of technology on the diagnosis of dying.
- Professor Allan Kellehear – Compassionate Cities
- Dr Jo Hockley – Reaching out to develop quality palliative care in care homes.
- Professor Max Watson and Dr Jeremy Keen – Use of ECHO technology in palliative care
- Dr Barry Laird and Dr Anna Lloyd – Research at St Columba’s Hospice
Jackie Stone (CEO, St Columba’s Hospice) – Introduction
Catherine Calderwood (Chief Medical Officer for Scotland) – Opening Remarks
Looking Back, Looking Forward – Event Gallery
Photographer: Neil Hanna