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OPCARE9 Conference can help bring ‘good death’ closer

A major conference has brought together 200 international health professionals in a bid to improve care of the dying on a global basis.  The OPCARE9 event, which took place in Liverpool is the culmination of a ground-breaking collaborative of 70 clinicians, academics and researchers from nine countries - working together in a bid to achieve better care for dying patients from all cultures.

Professor John Ellershaw, Professor of Palliative Medicine, MCPCIL Director and OPCARE9 Scientific Project Co-ordinator, said: "A good death should be the norm not the exception in our society.  We believe that it is possible to achieve a dignified death and provide appropriate support to relatives and carers by transferring the hospice model of care into all care settings, supported by robust education and training.

A major conference has brought together 200 international health professionals in a bid to improve care of the dying on a global basis.  The OPCARE9 event, which took place in Liverpool is the culmination of a ground-breaking collaborative of 70 clinicians, academics and researchers from nine countries - working together in a bid to achieve better care for dying patients from all cultures.

Professor John Ellershaw, Professor of Palliative Medicine, MCPCIL Director and OPCARE9 Scientific Project Co-ordinator, said: "A good death should be the norm not the exception in our society.  We believe that it is possible to achieve a dignified death and provide appropriate support to relatives and carers by transferring the hospice model of care into all care settings, supported by robust education and training.

A major conference has brought together 200 international health professionals in a bid to improve care of the dying on a global basis.  The OPCARE9 event, which took place in Liverpool is the culmination of a ground-breaking collaborative of 70 clinicians, academics and researchers from nine countries - working together in a bid to achieve better care for dying patients from all cultures.

Professor John Ellershaw, Professor of Palliative Medicine, MCPCIL Director and OPCARE9 Scientific Project Co-ordinator, said: "A good death should be the norm not the exception in our society.  We believe that it is possible to achieve a dignified death and provide appropriate support to relatives and carers by transferring the hospice model of care into all care settings, supported by robust education and training.