Fri 01 Nov, 2019


Renal Palliative Medicine Masterclass

This masterclass considers practical advice for renal teams and palliative medicine teams who care for patients with end stage renal failure and severe chronic kidney disease. A practical and evidence-based approach to symptom control and maximising quality of life will be presented along with consideration of the ethics of decision-making around dialysis provision and withdrawal. Finally, the course will explore the challenges and benefits of running joint renal and palliative medicine clinics based on delivery of  services in Oxford, Scotland and Sydney Australia.

This day will be of interest to Renal clinicians and Palliative care clinicians with an interest in supportive and palliative care for patients with severe and end-stage kidney disease. The course considers patients on renal replacement therapy or on a conservative management pathway

Location: Richard Doll Building, Oxford University Old Rd Campus, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Educational Credits: CPD tbc


Dr Aoife Lowney
Dr Frank Brennan
Dr Claire Douglas

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1. To gain an evidence-based understanding of how to manage symptom clusters experienced by patients with severe and end-stage renal failure
2. To consider an ethical framework for decisions dialysis provision and withdrawal
3. To gain an understanding of the evolution and practical aspects of three joint Renal Palliative Medicine Services currently running in Oxford, Scotland and Sydney Australia

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