A capacity for genuine compassion is one of the driving forces behind many healthcare professionals. Yet the nurture and sustainability in well-motivated individuals remains deeply challenging amidst the complex demands of modern healthcare. This course will be suitable for health and social care professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the complexities of the concept of compassion.
Sobell House Study Centre
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Canon Dr Margaret Whipp
Chaplain for Cancer Services at the Churchill Hospital
Canon Dr Margaret Whipp is an Anglican priest, spiritual writer and a former consultant oncologist.
Kate Butcher is the Education Lead for OxCERPC and plans and delivers a wide range of study opportunities for staff from local and national audiences. She is a Registered Nurse with a background in District Nursing and Practice Development, and continues to work clinically within Sobell House hospice.
Becky Fletcher has a background of teaching aromatherapy, massage and many other therapies.
In 2009 Sarah was appointed Ward Sister on the Oncology Ward in Oxford, building a stable team focussed on the highest delivery of compassionate care both to patients and colleagues. In 2015 Sarah was invited to represent the Surgery and Oncology Division during the extensive trust European recruitment campaign and was then responsible for providing pastoral care, induction and training to those nurses that joined the division. Sarah is currently the Divisional Lead for practice development and Education and is particularly passionate about the support, empowerment and development of staff to enable them to deliver front line services.
09.00 Registration opens: tea and coffee available
09.30 Welcome and Introduction
09.45 Blocking and Unlocking compassion
11.00 Compassionate Touch
12.00 Deepening Compassion, The Inner Game
13.45 In Action - Schwartz Round
15.15 Sustaining Compassion
16.00 Evaluations and close
16.30 End of day
This day will help participants to:
- Appreciate the depth and wisdom of their own resources of compassion
- Extend awareness to the arts and science of compassion
- Understand subtleties within compassionate team working
- Develop a capacity for greater self-compassion
- Experience hand massage as an expression of compassionate concern
- Gain new reflective skills to use individually and with groups