Topic - Liver Disease and End of Life Care
Tuesday 19th February 2019 (12.00 noon - 1.30pm) - FREE EVENT
People with end-stage liver disease have significantly worse overall health than those with similar life-limiting conditions such as heart failure. Despite this, palliative care services are relatively under-utilised in liver disease. Some of this under-use relates to negative perceptions of liver disease and stigma, but there are also unique challenges in managing liver disease which can impact delivery of high quality care. This session will cover the value of palliative care in liver disease, how to recognise the need for it, and discuss specifics of management for common problems. There will also be a brief overview of interpreting liver function tests for those with less experience in this patient group.
The session will be led by Dr Lynsey Corless, Consultant Gastro/Hepatologist, Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
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