Dying in very old age: what could support comfort at the end of life? Key findings and policy implications from the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort
We are living longer, which means more of us are dying in ‘older old age’: health and care services are having to adapt to meet rapidly changing needs of a growing population of very old people.
The Cambridge City over-75s Cohort (CC75C) study is addressing some of these major challenges for clinical practice, public health and service planning as part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health’s programme of research on dying in very old age.
The Public Health: Research into Policy project supported the Images of Care and Dying series, which 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 at NHS England
- Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative Care
- Professor Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support
- Professor Bill Noble, Medical Director at Marie Curie.
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The project has also supported dissemination of the NIHR and Marie Curie funded programme of work Improving Care and Support in Advanced COPD: The Living with Breathlessness Study. To learn more click here.