Lunch and learn: End of life care for people experiencing homelessness, Thursday 16 September 2021, 12:30-13:15, Virtual – Microsoft Teams
Many people experiencing homelessness in the UK are living with complex health needs and have a significantly reduced life expectancy. They are three times more likely to report a chronic health condition than those in stable housing, and there is evidence of increased prevalence of cancer, accelerated ageing and earlier onset of cardiovascular disease.
Despite this, people experiencing homelessness often have poor access to health and social care services, including specific barriers to palliative and end of life care.
To mark Palliative Care Week 2021, Marie Curie will host a short webinar to explore these crucial issues with Dr Briony Hudson – Senior Research Manager at Marie Curie and a leading expert on palliative care for people experiencing homelessness in the UK.
Building on her extensive research in this area in England, Dr Hudson will examine the end of life needs and barriers to care for the homeless population, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
To register for the event (Link)