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Upcoming Roundtable: ‘Planning Ahead: LGBT Issues at the End of Life’

April 20, 2017
by Lewis Brennen

Planning Ahead: LGBT Issues at the End of Life

The University’s Law School and Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network are pleased to invite you to a roundtable discussion on LGBT issues at the end of life taking place on Wednesday 26 April from 12:00 – 14:00, Room 1007, Building 67, Highfield Campus.

As the UK population ages, the availability and delivery of effective palliative care is becoming more important than ever, but what challenges do LGBT people face in accessing appropriate palliative care, and what are the legal and moral duties of healthcare providers to ensure that all patients at the end of life are able to die with autonomy and dignity?

Following the release of Compassion in Dying’s booklet supporting LGBT people to plan ahead to ensure they receive care that’s right for them, and a revealing new study by Marie Curie, this informal lunchtime discussion will explore the unique experiences of the ageing LGBT community, the law on end-of-life care, and the social and legal issues that these needs present.

This lunchtime conversation will open with a short presentation from  Professor Hazel Biggs,  Katie Hunt and  Matthew Watkins (Southampton Law School), followed by a roundtable discussion in which there will be an exchange of questions, answers and concerns. Resources for understanding LGBT needs in healthcare contexts and facilitating end-of-life conversations will be available.

Attendees should bring a lunch with them, but tea, coffee and cake will be provided. The organisers look forward to seeing you on the day!

For more information, including how to book your ticket,  visit If you have any queries, please contact Professor Hazel Biggs:

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