Dr Karen Groves MBE, FRCP, FRCGP
Karen is Medical and Education Director, Queenscourt Hospice, Southport; Consultant in Palliative Medicine for Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Professor, Edge Hill University. She has an MA Clinical Education from Edge Hill University, is an Royal College of Physicians: Physician Educator and Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
Karen is Clinical Programme Lead for the MSc and PGCert Programme Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care, delivered by the Queenscourt Hospice / Edge Hill University Partnership. She has also been involved in the design and delivery of the Opening the Spiritual Gate Programme (www.openingthespiritualgate.net), and is a member of the Design Team of the North West Coast Learning Collaborative (www.nwclearningcollaborative.org.uk) delivering Educator Development, Advance Care Planning and Paramedic End of Life Care programmes.
Karen has daily clinical experience of facing end of life ethical situations with patient, families and colleagues. She is particularly interested in the ethics of end of life, spiritual care, communication and end of life care education