Transition in Palliative Care, Study Day

Yesterday we contributed a short, 8 minute video to Transition in Palliative Care, Study Day. It was shown during Dr Mark Taubert’s presentation (image from the event shown below).


Transition in Palliative Care, Wales


DeadSocial’s video contribution can be watched below



Topics/Speakers included


  • Dr Amelia Stockley, SpR Palliative Medicine
  • David Strudley, Chair of Transition Taskforce UK and CEO of Acorns Hospice – “Providing a service for young people with a life-limiting condition – a grass roots perspective”
  • Dr Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Care – “Young people with life-limiting conditions and social media”
  • Aaron Pritchard, University of Bangor – “Research in transition: from policy to practice”
  • Dr Julie Elphick, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Teenage Cancer Trust, University Hospital of Wales
  • Amy-Claire Davies (patient) and David Strudley – Q&A Session


About the Transition in Palliative Care study days

This series of linked study days looks specifically at the issues around caring for young adults with life-limiting conditions and palliative care needs.  The study days were created as a result of recent research done as part of the Marie Curie Transition Programme in South Wales which identified the topics that need prioritising. The topics on each of the days broadly covered clinical, psychosocial and practical issues.

Each day was different and professionals chose to attend one or more, but the course was designed so that over the days all the major topic areas in this field were covered. The study days were open to therapists, social workers, doctors and nurses with an interest in caring for young adults.


Dr Lidstone, Consultant in Palliative Care for 16-25 year olds in Wales said:

“Medical advances have led to a great many more children with life limiting conditions surviving in adulthood, and adult services need to provide the right care for this growing population. These young adults are a very diverse group of people, with conditions often unfamiliar to adult teams and professionals need to build confidence. We want to up-skill teams, so that they feel competent and confident to take on the care of these young people”.