This series of five seminars explored the difficult feelings and dilemmas presented by end of life care that are felt in the lived experiences of clinicians. Each seminar examined issues of end of life care through the lens of film, and featured guest speakers bringing together policy and academia. Speakers included:
- Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England
- Claire Henry, formerly Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care
- Professor Jane Maher, Joint Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
- Professor Bill Noble, Medical Director, Marie Curie
The below clip provides a snapshot of the series.
The series is part of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), and was convened by the University of Cambridge’s Departments of Public Health and Primary Care and Modern and Medieval Languages, as well as the Cambridge Institute of Public Health’s Research into Policy project.
Complete footage of each seminar is available through the below links:
• Seminar 1 featured Revd Dr Derek Fraser, Lead Chaplain at Addenbrooke’s, and Nicola Stockley, BBC filmmaker. An article about the event is available here and footage from the seminar is available here.
• Seminar 2 featured Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England, and Dr Anna Elsner, University of Zurich. To watch the film of the seminar click here.
• Seminar 3 featured Dr Steven Eastwood, Reader in Film Practice, Convenor, MA Film Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. Footage from the evening is available here.
• Seminar 4 featured Claire Henry, then Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care, and Sarah Cooper, Professor of Film Studies at King’s College London. Footage is available here.
• Seminar 5 featured Professor Jane Maher (Joint Chief Medical Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support), Professor Bill Noble (Medical Director, Marie Curie), and Emma Wilson (Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts, University of Cambridge). To watch footage, click on one of the following sections: Prof Wilson; Prof Maher; Prof Noble; Dr Barclay; conference discussion.