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1. Ageing Well Series 22_23 - Taking Control of Dying 19.10.22 Dr B.Gale & Dr V. Hedges FINAL.pptx (7.21 MB)

Ageing Well Public Talks Series 2022-2023 - Talk 2 Taking control of dying

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posted on 2022-10-18, 15:08 authored by Grainne OConnorGrainne OConnor, Jitka VseteckovaJitka Vseteckova


19th October 2022 - in this talk Barbara and Victoria will present on what are the things we don’t talk about & preparing for our death and as a relative preparing for someone else’s death. We will also talk about ways we can take some of the control over our dying and what are the ways we can co-create our care plans. Legal, financial and personal care planning issues to consider when preparing for our own or a loved one's death. 

Dr Barbara Gale, MBE - Visiting Senior Fellow in Integrated Care for the Integrated Care Academy (ICA). Barbara has 40 years’ experience working in end-of-life care, with a background in nursing, palliative care and systemic family therapy. Most recently Barbara was Chief Executive of St Nicholas Hospice Care from 2007 to 2021, developing innovative models of care, built on public health and asset-based community development approaches to palliative care.

Dr Victoria Hedges - Victoria works as Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and also at Sobell House hospice in Oxford and provides specialist advice for patients in a broad range of settings (including in the community and hospitals). She also works with the Oxford Kidney Unit, providing supportive care for patients and their families who are making complex decisions, such as to stop haemodialysis.


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