Reducing the carbon footprint of end of life care

Actions Panel

Reducing the carbon footprint of end of life care

This lunchtime session will discuss the carbon footprint of end of life care and why a systems approach to sustainability is needed.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

About this event

The Lancet Commission on the Value of Death argued for a radical reimagining of a better system for death and dying that shifts the focus from prolonging end of life through multiple costly and often futile medical interventions to one in which health care systems work more in partnership with patients, families, and communities to improve death and dying. This lunchtime session will discuss the carbon footprint of end of life care and why a systems approach to sustainability is needed.

AGENDA

A new vision of death and dying - findings from the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death

Richard Smith, Chair UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

Sustainable care at the end of life

Max Watson, ECHO Programme Director, Hospice UK

A good surgical death

Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery, University of Bristol

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session.