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Improving Adult Bereavement Care, Support & Services

Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

VIRTUAL, Online

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This conference focuses on the important issue of improving care, support and services for adult bereavement. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased need for effective support with the tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances, challenging bereavement services to work differently.This conference focuses on the important issue of improving care, support and services for adult bereavement. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased need for effective support with the tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances, challenging bereavement services to work differently.

“Bereavement care is an explicit aspect of holistic palliative care which extends to caring for those who are important to the patient (WHO, 2002). Bereavement care ensures that families and significant others are supported from the time of diagnosis and in the time after the patient’s death. It may involve information, practical support, social support and for some, counselling and psychological support.”

European Association of Palliative Care

“Millions of people across the UK faced bereavement in 2020, with hundreds of thousands more bereaved than in previous years as a result of Covid-19. Across England and Wales, 614,000 people died during 2020 and 2021, leaving an estimated three million people facing bereavement. This is 75,000 more deaths than the average across the previous five years – with an estimated additional 375,000 left bereaved. As well as more people facing bereavement, the pandemic has had a profound impact on how those affected have experienced their loss.”

The UK Commission on Bereavement 2022

“The effects of the pandemic will continue to have a serious effect for a long time to come: For every person that dies, six people are suffering intense grief. With the current death toll of over 126,000, this equates to at least 756,000 people who are currently suffering intense grief due to the coronavirus”

Cruise Bereavement Care 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve bereavement services and support
  • Reflect on the lived experience of bereavement
  • Learn from best practice in bereavement care
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the way bereavement support is provided during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Develop your skills in providing bereavement support in the immediate aftermath of a death
  • Understand current models of loss and bereavement and evidence
  • Identify key strategies for improving emotional and mental health support: psychological perspectives on bereavement, loss and grief beyond Covid-19
  • Improve Suicide Bereavement and support
  • Involve bereaved relatives in investigations and supporting bereaved people through Coroner Inquests
  • Ensure you are up to date bereavement needs assessment and early intervention
  • Reflect on the role of compassionate leadership in supporting bereaved colleagues
  • Improving your communication skills in dealing with distressing conversations
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers Include

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders

GP, Royal College of General Practitioners & Marie Curie National End of Life Care Clinical Champion

Bianca Neumann

Head of Bereavement
Sue Ryder

Dr Antonia Field-Smith

Consultant in Palliative Medicine
West Middlesex University Hospital

Andy Langford

Clinical Director
Cruse Bereavement Support

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£549.00

(£658.80)

Virtual Training

£295.00

(£354.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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