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In the 50 years since the hospice movement started, lessons from research have revolutionised care of the dying in the UK and in many places around the world. Yet the cruel myth that opioids shorten the lives of those with severe pain from cancer and other diseases leaves many denied the treatment they deserve. Those watching the person they love die carry the memory for the rest of their lives. 

The concept of a ‘good death’, and how it can be achieved will be discussed, including the importance of open conversations with children being bereaved. Discussion will also tackle some of the issues around physician- assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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This event was on Tue, 09 Apr 2019

Ilora Finlay

Professor Ilora Finlay Baroness Finlay of Llandaff FMedSci

Professor Ilora Finlay is a Welsh doctor, professor of palliative medicine, and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords.

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