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Advance care planning, decision-making and agency: current practice, research and debates

This event brings together specialist speakers to present research into advance care planning in incurable conditions and challenges informing that research.

  • 16 May 2018, 10.00am to 16 May 2018, 4.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 6 East, 2.11, University of Bath
  • This event is free
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The talks are presented as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week

Presented as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, this event is an opportunity to learn about recent research related to decision-making and advance care planning in incurable conditions, and the theoretical debates and practical challenges informing that research. The event is jointly organise by the Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath, and the Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group South West, University of Bristol.


  • Decision-making theory and applicability to advanced renal disease - Barny Hole, Nephrologist, Southmead Hospital and PhD student, University of Bristol

  • End of life care: A scoping review of experiences of Advance Care Planning for people with dementia - presented by Dr Kerry Jones, Open University

  • Our Journey and Challenges around End of Life Planning in Dementia Care - presented by Samantha Shanks, Team Manager at Devon Partnership NHS Trust

  • A human rights approach to advocacy for people with dementia: A review of current provision in England and Wales - presented by Jeremy Dixon, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Bath

  • Systematic review of cultural factors related to Advance Care Planning - presented by Lucy Selman, Research Fellow, Population Heath Sciences, University of Bristol

  • Advance care planning and supporting patients’ decision-making, from palliative care perspective - presented by Collette Reid, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bristol, NHS Foundation Trust

The event is co-chaired by Dr John Troyer, Director of the Centre for Death and Society, and Professor Richard Huxtable, Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine.

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6 East, 2.11 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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