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Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on hospices and their staff

Hospices have been central to the palliative care response to COVID-19. In this seminar Professor Catherine Walshe will present some of the key findings from the CovPall study exploring the experiences of hospices responding to the pandemic, and the impact on their staff. Data will be presented exploring how hospices had particular challenges to face as they are outside NHS structures, and how managing and coping with constraints led to experiences of moral distress. Organisational, structural, and policy changes are urgently required to mitigate and manage these impacts.

About the speaker

Professor Catherine Walshe is Professor of Palliative Care at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Palliative Medicine. Her work focuses on the organisation of palliative care services, particularly in primary and community care settings.

About the seminar series 

The Cicely Saunders Institute Open Seminar Series events are free to attend and there is no need to register.

This seminar is worth CPD (1 credit) pending from the Royal College of Physicians.

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours.