End of Life Care: Getting it Right – Professor Mary O’Brien

26th Jan 2017, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Edge Hill University

Mary o brien

End of Life Care: Getting it Right

In a world of uncertainties, one thing is constant; we will all die, eventually. How we die can have a lasting impact on those we leave behind. For health and social care professionals involved in end-of-life and bereavement care, there is only one opportunity to get it right.

Professor O’Brien joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University in 2003, following a nursing career which culminated in nine years as a Nurse Specialist for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). She was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care in August 2015.

Professor Mary O’Brien’s inaugural lecture will reflect on her career in nursing and research. In her work, she has sought to better understand the nature of support needed by and provided for, those affected by life-limiting illness, whether as patients or family carers. She has published widely on the subject, achieving international recognition.

Mary has successfully obtained a number of research grants, including two from the prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme. She is a member of the MND Association Health Research Advisory Panel, the UK MND Clinical Studies Group and is a panel member of the RfPB North West Regional funding committee.