Principles of Palliative Care
We have redesigned our popular day to enable a virtual yet interactive delivery of the materials
This introductory session for health and social care professionals will help to demystify palliative care, unpick what is meant by holistic care, and develop understanding of how we can help people to "live until they die".
Having introduced the concepts of palliative and end of life care, the course will explore the essential practices necessary for the delivery of high quality care. (Priorities for Care of the Dying Person, 2014)
During the session participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the topics in a safe and facilitated environment, looking at some of the latest guidance for practitioners and, by working interactively, gain confidence in how to deliver effective care to people at the end of their life
Kate Butcher - Education Lead
Claire Britton - Senior Specialist Nurse, Sobell House Hospice
+ Course Programmes
Topics to be considered will include
• What exactly is palliative care?
• Myth busting
• What do patients really want?
• Recognition of dying/common symptoms
• The concept of Total Pain
+ Course Aims
This day will help participants to :
* Understand the concepts of holistic palliative care and be aware of current guidance for practitioners
* Identify how to deliver good care in their own work environments
* Learn from each other and practise techniques in a safe environment
* Develop confidence in working with people approaching the end of their life
* Appreciate the need for self-care and how this might happen