Death & Dying: real life experiences (updated for 2019)
This study day is for those professionals who work with patients (or carers) who are approaching the end of life, and who wish to explore the dynamics of death and dying. The study day may also be of interest to people who wish to have a better understanding of the issues faced by patients and carers at this stage of life.
Location: Churchill Hospital
Sobell House Study Centre
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Lead Palliative Care Social Worker
Sakina has over 10 years’ experience in the palliative care field. She also has 10 years’ experience in a variety of roles in the children’s and families sector.
Specialist Palliative Care Social Worker
Chris has extensive experience working in different hospice sin England since 2005, and prior to this worked as a social Worker in Australia since 1976.
09.00 Registration opens: tea and coffee available
09.30 Welcome and Introduction to the day
09.45 Identifying issues in death and dying
11.15 Taste of real life experience from service users
13.45 Professional palliative care experiences and resilience
15.00 Physical symptoms
15.30 Advance Care Planning
16.15 Evaluations and close
16.30 End of day
This study day will concentrate on utilising real life experiences of palliative care patients, family, carers and professionals. It will highlight the positive and negative experiences of these patients and carers.
This will be an interactive course and there will be opportunities to share participants’ experiences in this area
This day will help participants to:
- Identify issues related to death and dying
- Identify physical and emotional aspects of dying
- Explore one’s own understanding of death and related experiences
- Explore cultural differences
- Share first hand experience of life in the palliative care sector
- Explore Advance Care Planning