Ambitions into Action – shaping End of Life Care through education and training

A two day course for registered multi-disciplinary staff; GPs, AHPs and nurses from community, hospital and care home setting. The programme covers all aspects of EoLC including latest EoLC policies, communication and symptom control.

Starts: 11th April, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Ends: 25th April, 2019 - 4:00 PM

“One chance to Get it Right” (2014) and “Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: National frameworks for Local action 2015-2020” (2015) were welcome and timely publications. These have encouraged us to press on with our work of the past 5 years to continue to offer programmes that prepare staff to be competent, confident and compassionate as they deliver care with empathy, skills and expertise.

A bespoke training programme of two days duration, the course is ideal for registered multi-disciplinary staff: community nurses and practitioners (OTs, PTs), SWAST, care home registered nurses.

Learning Outcomes for the programme

By the end of day two the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify from their clinical practice where and when interventions have worked well and also where it has been less successful: demonstrating insight into influencing factors.
  2. Demonstrate sensitive communication skills with those in their care.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of loss grief and bereavement: the normalities and complexities
  4. Critically discuss interventions for a person with complex symptoms at end of life
  5. Consider and give valid rationale for decisions such as:  DNACPR , withholding antibiotics , sedation and supporting decisions to stop treatment
  6. Identify one new approach/learning that they will take back to their practice
  7. Identify the local and national drivers for Health and Social Care
  8. Discuss current models for EoLC care in both health and social care setting

Venue: Weldmar Hospicecare, Dorchester

Cost: £150

Dates: 11th & 25th April 2019

Please download the Weldmar Education Booking Form (195KB)

Enquires to Workforce Development – 01305 756928

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