Webinar – Growing Older, Living Well: End of life care planning and people with learning disabilities
What does good end of life care planning look like?
What should you talk about, how, and when should you talk about it? Big questions. It’s hard enough for any of us to plan for our time of declining health and dying. Much harder, still, for people with learning disabilities. And much, much harder still at this time of Covid-19.
There is a danger that we talk about it at an unhelpful time or in an unhelpful way. This danger is greatest if there is a tick-box approach to “end of life care planning” (or, as it is often called, “advance care planning”), where the focus is on completed paperwork rather than on communication.
In this webinar, Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne will talk about what end of life care planning is (and what it isn’t), and talk through her top tips on how to approach this with people with learning disabilities. She will also discuss some of the particular challenges we face now, during Covid-19, in relation to end of life care planning.