Best Care of the Dying Patient Conference

(See PDF  version here: Best Care conference 2013)

Archdiocese of Liverpool

Best Care of the Dying Patient

in the light of the Neuberger Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway

A Conference for Priests, Deacons, Bereavement Teams, Eucharistic Ministers, Lay Funeral Ministers, Healthcare Workers, and anyone involved or interested in the care of the dying.

Chaired by Sr Margaret Atkins.


Monday 14th October 2013

2.00pm-4.30pm or 7.00pm-9.30pm

2.00pm/7.00pm Bishop Tom Williams Welcome and Opening Prayer

2.10pm/7.10pm Sr Margaret Atkins Introduction

2.30pm/7.30pm Dr Karen Groves Opening the Spiritual Gate: significant conversations with dying patients and their families

3.00pm/8.00pm Dr Ged Corcoran Medical issues in the care of dying patients: nutrition, hydration and relief of distress and pain

3.30pm/8.30pm Short break

3.45pm/8.45pm Panel Discussion

4.15pm/9.15pm Sr Margaret AtkinsClosing remarks

Sr Margaret Atkins taught theology at Trinity & All Saints and is a member of the Augustinian community at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria.

Dr Karen Groves is Medical Director of Queenscourt Hospice in Southport.
Dr Ged Corcoran was formerly Clinical Director of Woodlands Hospice and is now attached to the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool.
There will be a charge of £10 to cover costs: any surplus will be donated to the Marie Curie Institute.
To book please call the Pastoral Formation Department, 0151 522 1040, or email

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply