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HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Palliative Care Annual Conference 2010

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HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Palliative Care Annual Conference 2010
Posted on: May 27 2010, 12:43 am

College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Palliative Care Annual Conference 2010

The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section HIV/AIDS, Oncology, Palliative Care Conference has attracted speakers who are undertaking some highly innovative work in end- of-life care

Supporting family and carers in palliative care contexts
Wednesday 23 June 12.45-13.40
Professor Sheila Payne is the Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies, Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Co-director of the Cancer Experiences Collaborative, Lancaster University. Sheila will describe how the family dynamics may change in a palliative care context.  She will outline the OTs role in supporting family members and carers in all the various end-of-life care settings.   

Developing a Macmillan Occupational Therapy Service
Wednesday 23 June, 15.00-15.45
Susie Boxall, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist at Velindre Cancer Centre, will outline how a new Macmillan Therapy Service was created and integrated into a well established and highly regarded lymphoedema service. She will also explain how Macmillan has enhanced the cancer care provision within the Velindre Hospital and the local community.

Transforming Community Services
Thursday 24 June, 9.20-10.10
Transforming Community Services has outlined three far-reaching ambitions that will improve the provision of end-of-life care. Find out how these will impact on your service delivery from Jo Partington, Service Delivery and Organisation Management Fellow from the Department of Health.

Narrative based assessment
Thursday 24 June, 10.4511.30
Manjula Patel, Manager of The Bridges Support Services, Birmingham, will explain how listening to patient narratives has helped to improve the delivery palliative care services in the community.

Joint Specialist Section keynote address
Social inclusion
Thursday 24 June, 16.50-17.35
A growing number of older people face social isolation and people with cancer often experience discrimination. Naomi Hankinson, the Chairman of Council, will talk about her work in social inclusion for people with mental health problems. Naomi will also outline how her work can be applied within occupational therapy services for older people, people with HIV, cancer or those requiring end-of-life care.

Discussion on HIV care
Friday 24 June, 9.00-10.40
Camilla Hawkins, Senior Occupational Therapist from Mildmay UK will talk about HIV related neurocognitive impairment, and the implications to OT assessment and treatment within this client group.

Panel question time. What am I looking for from my OT?
Friday 24 June, 12.15-13.00
This is your chance to find out what other health professionals and service users really want from their occupational therapists. Representatives from the medical profession, hospice management and service users will be on the panel. Take this unique opportunity to understand how occupational therapy is valued and what you can do to provide even greater service delivery.

Abstract themes
The conference abstracts reflects the latest thinking in end-of-life care. Many fascinating themes have emerged including:

    * Palliative care in the home
      The home concept alters when service users and their carers opt to have palliative care in their own homes. Find out how equipment and adaptations can be sensitively introduced without compromising the sense of home.
    * Communication skills in palliative care
      Does appreciative inquiry have a place in palliative care? Research indicates it does. Why? Because it enables the clinician to move away from fixing a clinical problem to concentrating on what really works for a palliative care service user.

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