The End of Life Experience

Posted by on 17/03/2018

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Date(s) - 17/03/2018 - 18/03/2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lisbon 2018

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This inclusive interdisciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying, and how the dead are remembered. Culture not only presents and portrays ideas about “a good death” and norms that seek to achieve it, culture also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which meaning about death is communicated and understood.

A central theme in our meeting this year will involve tracing on-going and profound shifts in contemporary attitudes toward death. The “Lisbon mandate” asserts palliative care to be a fundamental human right, one that is based on the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and one that continually explores implementation and design thinking that put into place health policies that address the needs of patients with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. Building on this mandate, the conference brings together a wide variety of disciplines to consider these goals. Lisbon has a rich history in forging provocative, new, creative, and interdisciplinary paths forward that expand how palliative care is defined, offered, and accessed. Our conference will explore these connections as well as those between contemporary technologies, social media hubs and current health care delivery systems that impact current end-of-life issues and decisions. Included in our discussions will be the experience of bereavement and grief, particularly in relation to how patients, staff and survivors intersect amidst newly emerging care settings.

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