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Best practice with patients with a life-limiting illness who have dependent children
The webinar will be chaired by Audrey Roulston with a presentation from Steve Marshall, both of whom are members of our EAPC Task Force on Social Work.
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Dr Steve Marshall
Palliative Care Social Worker & Honorary Senior Lecturer @Kings College London
Dr Steve Marshall is a social worker in the palliative care team at King’s College Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. Steve combines research and teaching with clinical practice and has a particular interest in supporting children and young people. Steve was co-PI and lead researcher on a recent Marie Curie funded project which involved interviewing 32 children and young people about their experience of living with a parent with a life-limiting illness. This research has provided the basis of evidence-based guidance for healthcare professionals working with patients with a life-limiting illness who have dependent children. Steve is a Churchill Fellow and has recently returned from Norway and Sweden where he explored the concept of children as next-of-kin.
Dr Audrey Roulston
Professor of Social Work in Palliative Care @Queen’s University Belfast Northern Ireland
Audrey Roulston is a Professor of Social Work in Palliative Care at Queen's University, Belfast. She has been involved in palliative care for 25 years, in terms of social work practice, research and education. She is co-chair of the EAPC Social Work Task Force and chair of the NI Association of Palliative Care Social Workers. Audrey has developed an online Post-Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care for Social Workers, commencing September 2023, which is open to international applicants. For further information on Audrey's research interests and publications please visit https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/audrey-roulston