Conference Programme

Hospice23 Conference 12-14 October 2018 
Weaving Together Holistic Care at the End of Life

A weekend conference for ALL health and social care professionals involved in palliative and end of life care.

This unique conference brings together speakers from diverse backgrounds with experience in end of life settings.  The aim of the conference is to stimulate debate, provoke ‘out of the box’ thinking and also provide a context for personal reflection, renewal and restoration.  It will include speaker led presentations and debates together with delegate discussions and experiential creative approaches.  Attention to spirituality is woven through the conference, which is open to those of all faiths and none.  Its main themes will encompass communication, diversity and self-care.


Friday 12th October 2018

Holistic Care - the whole story?      Vivian Lucas

Learning From Other People’s Stories     Martin Howden

Creativity, Control, Connection, Isolation: what does digital technology mean for palliative care?     Michele Wood

Therapeutic Presence    Jane Lings

‘Hello, it’s Me’.  The patient’s experience in their own words and music      Bob Heath 

Reflection              Chaplain


Saturday 13th October 2018

The Environment: architecture and design facilitating holistic care at the end of life        Kate Martin    

The Gold Line    Linda Wilson      

 Just as I am.... An exploration of both providing and educating holistic end of life care   Caroline Mundy

A Brief Focus on Hospice 23 Past, Present and Future      Trustees

Integrating Palliative Care in Diverse Environments    Overseas delegates

Service of Restoration and Reflection    Chaplain


Sunday 16th October 2018
Building Integration

Weaving the Family into the Provision of Holistic Care    Catherine D'Souza

Schwartz Rounds: An Intervention to Support Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing of Hospice Staff   Michele Wood and Claire Collins

Integrating Spirituality within Holistic Care      Chris Swift

Discussion and Summary