Baroness Finlay will draw on her decades of experience caring for thousands of people in Wales to address how we as a society cope with dying. She will signpost the audience to legal changes in recent years that empower decision making, including changes in medicine that respect the importance of viewing the whole patient as a person in the context of their family and lifestyle, rather than just focusing on the disease. She will address difficult and complex decision at the end of life, how we talk to children about death and bereavement and the social impacts of children's experiences.
Professor the Baroness llora Finlay of Llandaff FLSW is an internationally renowned expert in palliative medicine, who developed a postgraduate course that has taught over 2,000 doctors in the field. Her work has been highly influential on government policy in areas including bereavement in children, organ donation, prisoner care and smoking in public places. She is a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, and recently took up the post of Chair of the Board of Governors at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is Co-Chair of Living and Dying Well, which researches and analyses the evidence surrounding the end-of-life debate.
This event forms part of
Our Future Health – a series of prestigious lectures organised by the Learned Society of Wales to mark the
70th anniversary of the NHS. We will be exploring a number of important contemporary topics related to health provision in Wales and the world, and will be encouraging audience discussion and debate.
A full programme of events can be found on our website https://www.learnedsociety.wales/events/our-future-health/
How to book
Please register here/ Cofrestrwch yma: https://dying_in_todays_world.eventbrite.co.uk
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