Reducing the carbon footprint of end of life care
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.
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