Free conference - Let's get it right

Sue Ryder held a free conference on human rights in end of life care on 6th February 2018 at The Royal Society, London.

‘Let’s get it right: putting human rights at the heart of end of life care’


We were delighted to be hosting guest speakers Dr Sanchita Hosali, Acting Director of the British Institute of Human Rights; Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research and Clinical Innovation at Hospice UK; and Lesley Goodburn.

Lesley shared the true story of her and her husband Seth who, at 49 years old, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer following a short history of feeling unwell. He died 33 days later. Lesley and Seth’s story raises many human rights issues.

Who the event was aimed at

This free event was designed to continue to engage anyone who has attended one of our ‘What matters to me’ workshops, and offered opportunities for continuing professional development and networking with other professionals in end of life care.

Thanks to everyone who came along to reflect on how human rights training has influenced their practice or approach to care, shared their experiences with others who’ve attended a workshop, and were able to keep up-to-date on new developments in this field.

Please check back soon for further details on what happened at the 2018 conference.

Conference outline*:

1.00pm Arrival and welcoming address
1.45pm An update from British Institute of Human Rights and recent human rights case law in End of Life Care Guest speaker: Sanchita Hosali Interim CEO, British Institute of Human Rights
2.30pm Pinch with Pride: Sharing successes and challenges in practice Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead, Sue Ryder
3.15pm Tea break, networking and visiting stands
3.45pm How can the care environment support human rights? Guest speaker: Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research and Clinical Innovation, Hospice UK
4.30pm Homeward Bound: Lesley and Seth’s Story Guest speaker: Lesley Goodburn
5.00pm Reflection on the human rights issues in Homeward Bound Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead, Sue Ryder
5.45pm Final comments and thoughts
6.00pm Close
*Please note: guest speakers have been confirmed, but other details may be subject to change.