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Planning Ahead: LGBT Issues at the End of Life
Wed 26 April 2017, 12:00 – 14:00 BST
The University of Southampton Law School and Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network are pleased to invite you to a roundtable discussion on LGBT issues at the end of life.
As the UK population ages, the availability and delivery of effective palliative care is becoming more important than ever, but what challenges do LGBT people face in accessing appropriate palliative care, and what are the legal and moral duties on healthcare providers to ensure that all patients at the end of life are able to die with autonomy and dignity?
Following the release of Compassion in Dying's booklet supporting LGBT people to plan ahead to ensure they receive care that's right for them, and a revealing new study by Marie Curie, this informal lunchtime discussion will explore the unique experiences of the ageing LGBT community, the law on end-of-life care, and the social and legal issues that these needs present.
This lunchtime conversation will open with a short presentation from Hazel Biggs, Katie Hunt and Matthew Watkins (Southampton Law School), followed by a roundtable discussion in which we exchange our questions, answers and concerns. Resources for understanding LGBT needs in healthcare contexts and facilitating end-of-life conversations will be available.
Please bring lunch with you. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!