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Inaugural Lectures: Professors Louise Rose and Charles Normand

Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus, London

9 Dec
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Inaugural Lectures in mechanical ventilation and health economics
Part of Inaugural Lectures in Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Mechanical ventilation: from hospital to home (and back)

Louise Rose, Professor of Nursing

Respiratory technology is essential life sustaining therapy for diverse patient groups. These include those patients with severe sepsis, acute respiratory failure, or trauma admitted to highly specialised units. Other respiratory technology dependent patients include those with progressive neuromuscular disease or chronic respiratory disease living at home.

Hear from Professor Rose on her career journey to understand ways to improve the use and experience of respiratory technology from an organizational, societal and patient/family caregiver perspective.

Professor Rose's research profile

Making palliative care much better: the key role for health economics

Charles Normand, Professor of Economics of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation

From Mary Aikenhead to Dame Cicely Saunders, early developments in palliative care depended on people of extraordinary insight and determination. Future palliative care developments must be based on strong scientific evidence, allowing better choices in what is provided, and a better basis for competing for resources within health systems.

Health economics must play a key role in strengthening the evidence base. Our studies provide some important understanding of what patients and families want, what interventions make a difference to outcomes and costs, and how resources are currently used. They also reveal shortcomings in available methods and tools, many of which fail to take account of complex needs.

This lecture will review the findings of the best economic studies and will focus on how we can develop better methods, and how we can do better studies in the future.

Professor Normand's research profile


A reception and PhD research poster display will follow the lecture

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