Substance misuse in palliative care network

07th December 2023
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Substance misuse in palliative care network

December 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The network was established to bring together mental health teams, addiction services alongside palliative care providers to share their knowledge and expertise to help improve the experiences of those they support. The target audience includes healthcare professionals, social care and specialist teams that may support individuals receiving palliative care who are either misusing substances or have a history of substance use. Register for the network now.  

Objectives of the Network

  • To improve the lived palliative care experiences of individuals who are either misusing substances or have a history of substance use, and the experiences of those important to them
  • To understand the wider issues faced by this demographic, such as homelessness, financial insecurities and the impact these may have on their palliative and end of life experiences
  • To identify any potential areas of research, outreach or service improvement within this demographic
  • Increased awareness of ECHO methodology as a way of sharing knowledge and improving care at the end of Life

Date Session topic
11.00-12:30 Improving communication: talking to patients and carers about finances and insecurities
11.00-12:30 Assessing financial risk: help to recognise and how to complete paperwork
11.00-12:30 Practical advice and support: benefits, debt, accessing support
11.00-12:30 Fuel poverty: what help is their available what are the GDN doing to help
11.00-12:30 Planning for death: communication with providers, wills and wishes
11.00-12:30 Tenancy concerns: what are patients’ rights
11.00-12:30 Help for marginalised/greater risk/rural communities
11.00-12:30 After death: funeral costs, legal standing for partners without wills and legal documents
11.00-12:30 Emotional self-care and future care planning for self
11.00-12:30 Current research, petitions and policy: making our voices heard


Marie Curie ECHO
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