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ellenor shares end-of-life care with local communities

News   •   Apr 20, 2017 15:21 BST

ellenor, which provides vital support to families facing terminal illness, is involved with an innovative new conference on Friday 28 April entitled ‘Working with and for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups (BAME); how to engage in Palliative and End of Life care services’.

The charity is working in partnership with the University of Greenwich, Diversity House and Medway Ethnic Minority Forum to create a Learning Alliance for Palliative and End of Life care services (LAPCEL). Together they are promoting awareness of end-of-life care within the local population to ensure that service development incorporates the diverse needs of local communities. The conference is taking place at the Medway Campus of the University of Greenwich.

LAPCEL is open to the public, with the morning session particularly aimed at local communities. Dr Ebun Abarshi will provide an overview of palliative care and Tricia Wilcocks, Head of Education and Research at ellenor, is outlining the local service provision. This will be followed by lunch and an opportunity to view the displays from local health care service providers.

The afternoon is open to local health and social care providers and includes a key note address by Dr Robert Twycross (Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University), who is talking about the ‘Experience of a palliative care physician’.

“At ellenor we pride ourselves with sharing our experience and skills with others in our community, as well as working increasingly closely with all our local communities,” says Tricia Wilcocks. “LAPCEL is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our learning with a wider audience and open up a dialogue.”

For more information about attending LAPCEL, speak to ellenor’s education team on 01474 320007 or email: tricia.wilcocks@ellenor.org

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