Masterclass: Medical Treatments in Advanced Illness in BAME Patients

Date and time

30th April, 2020 10:00am - 13:00pm




LOROS, Groby Road, Lecester, LE3 9QE
Groby Road

About this workshop

This is an interactive session exploring some of our recent and current work regarding end of life care planning with a focus on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) patients and their families. The session will be facilitated by Dr Zoebia Islam, Senior Research Fellow at LOROS Hospice and Honorary Fellow at the Universities of Leicester and Warwick. This is a three hour session and will include:

  • Discussion and deliberation of our recent work identifying barriers and enablers to Health Care professionals discussing deterioration and decisions about resuscitation with patients and families from BAME communities. Here we will also explore the training needs identified by health care professionals in discussing resuscitation with diverse patients.
  • Introduce our current work identifying the barriers and enablers to BAME patients, family care givers and Health care professionals engaging in end of life care planning.

Delegates will:

  • Have a better understanding of the challenges around discussing deterioration and decisions about resuscitation with patients and their families
  • Gain the opportunity to reflect on your own thoughts and views to having resuscitation discussions
  • Have Awareness of the of the current work being undertaken to explore how terminally ill patients from BAME backgrounds, their family care givers and the health care professionals who support them, think ahead about deterioration and dying, whether and how they engage in end of life care planning and identify barriers and enablers to this engagement

Suitable for

Anyone interested in learning more about End of life care / perceptions of End of Life care in BAME communities.

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