Introduction to Palliative Care Course

Introduction to Palliative Care

Session One: Fundamentals of Palliative Care
Within this session we shall examine what Palliative Care really means, how it relates to the Scottish Government Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care, as we analyse how this framework relates to who we are and what we do.
Session Two: Communication and Conversations.
Within this session we shall reflect on why ‘open’ communication surrounding death, dying and bereavement matters, how we can approach those difficult conversations and the challenges underpinning communicating with those who are cognitively impaired.
Session Three: Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Within this session we shall examine the various losses experienced by those we care for, the holistic manifestation of grief and the theories underpinning the bereavement process.
Session Four: Care Planning and Delivery
Within this session we shall explore the new Scottish Government Anticipatory Care Planning (ACP) Toolkit, as we discuss the difference having an ACP makes to the delivery of person centred care reflective of preferences, wishes, hopes and dreams.
Session Five: Care in the Last Days of Life
Within this session we shall examine the principles underpinning the highest standard of ‘holistic’ care at the end of life, as we explore the theories underpinning hope and suffering and the importance of compassionate ‘care after death’ both for those we care for, our teams and ourselves.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world…
Mahatma Ghandi

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Course Info

Dates: 20th & 27th February and 5th & 12th March 2020
17th & 24th September and 1st & 8th October 2020
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: St Margaret of Scotland Hospice


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