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CSI Celebration Event: Dame Barbara Monroe

25/02/2015 (16:30-17:30)


Location: Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus

Seminar: Dame Cicely Saunders and the hospice vision – is hospice fit for the 21st Century?

Speaker: Dame Barbara Monroe, former Chief Executive, St Christopher's Hospice

About the speaker: Dame Barbara Monroe was a social worker for over 40 years.  She joined St Christopher’s Hospice in 1987, became Chief Executive in 2000 and retired in August 2014.  She founded and was the Director of the Candle children’s bereavement project at St Christopher’s and chaired the national Childhood Bereavement Network for eight years.  Barbara is a well-known speaker and lecturer and has delivered training programmes across the world.  She has written extensively about psychological and social aspects of palliative care and sits on a variety of national committees supporting the development of end of life care.  Barbara is an Honorary Professor at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University and has a long term interest in how we achieve ‘good enough’ end of life care for all.  She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2010.  She was Vice Chairman of the Commission on the Future of Hospice Care which reported in October 2013.  She holds a number of voluntary roles including Special Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Trustee of Marie Curie.  

Abstract: Has hospice passed its “sell by date”?  This talk will explore the core values and legacy of the hospice concept established by Dame Cicely Saunders in founding St Christopher’s in 1967.  It will examine the evidence for hospice efficacy in meeting current need and look at the role hospices might play in managing future challenges in the provision of end of life care.

This event is free to attend, but spaces are limited and must be reserved.

This event is part of the Dame Cicely Saunders: Celebrating the continuation of her life’s work events programme and the Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar Series. Find out more about events:

Dame Cicely Saunders: Celebrating the continuation of her life’s work events programme 

Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar Series

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