Tuesday, 15 February 2011

End of Life Care for the Very Old

The standard of end of life care provided by the NHS hit the headlines this week as a result of a barrage of complaints to the Health Service Ombudsman.

It just so happens that Professor Claire Goodman is to give a lecture called Going gently into that good night: end of life care for the very old" this Wednesday (16 February) at the University of Hertfordshire.

Professor Goodman currently works in the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care at the University.  She leads a programme of research that evaluates how different approaches to health care for older people with complex needs including dementia, affect their experience of health and support at the end of life. Her clinical background is district nursing.


  1. Is it possible that you could now post a video of Professor Claire Goodman's lecture, that would be great!

  2. Hello. Thank you for your comment. We do not have a video of Professor Goodman's lecture; our news is about a paper entitled An uncertain future: The unchanging views of care home residents about living and dying, which she had published in Palliative Medicine. If you would like a copy of the paper, email h.1.murphy@herts.ac.uk and we can let you have a copy.