External Conferences and Courses

QUALITY END OF LIFE CARE FOR ALL (QELCA)©

Mututally-convenient dates by arrangement (five day course)

£800 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

This is an innovative new programme designed to enable and empower teams of clinical nurse managers (Band 6/7) from acute, community or care home settings to deliver high quality care to patients and families at the end of life.

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ST CHRISTOPHER'S HOSPICE NAMASTE CARE PROGRAMME TRAINING PACKAGE

9 September 2014

£450 per care home (£500 for care homes beyond the M25) at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

The Namaste Care programme for people with dementia is a structured care programme integrating compassionate nursing care with individualised, meaningful activities for people with advanced dementia at the end of their lives.

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WHAT SHOULD RESEARCH IN HOSPICES LOOK LIKE

7 November 2014

£90 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

This study day will offer those who attend a vision of how hospices can develop the capacity to become research active.

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CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS AT END OF LIFE: COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONALS INCLUDING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

20 and 21 November 2014

£200 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

This is a two-day communication skills course which is aimed at qualified professionals who regularly contribute to the management of care of people approaching the end of life.

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ACHIEVING GOOD END OF LIFE CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

14 October 2014

£90 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

This course is intended to help health and social care professionals adapt their existing skills to achieve excellent end of life care for people with dementia and their families.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)

7 October 2014

£90 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

1 day introductory study day for healthcare professionals (e.g. GPs, Community Matrons, Practice Nurses, palliative care specialists etc) working with people with long term, or life-limiting conditions including cancer.

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ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

30 October 2014

£70 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

This course will aim to teach the value of good communication skills in the context of difficult and often distressing circumstances as well as give candidates an opportunity to see and practise the skills required.

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR PALLIATION

14 November 2014

£100 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

Colleagues from radiology, surgery and oncology will join us for this study day to look at a range of interventions, including novel approaches to the management of tumour bleeding, bronchial obstruction, vertebral collapse and fungating skin lesions, that we expect will find increasing application in palliative care.

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King's College London: Developing leaders in palliative care

Palliative Care MSc, PG Dip/ Cert and short courses
Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care

King’s long established Palliative Care MSc, developed with St Christopher’s Hospice, has supported the career development of hundreds of healthcare professionals who are now advancing palliative care practice and policy both nationally and internationally. The programme is designed to help health and social care professionals develop the skills necessary to appraise research and evidence on palliative care, and to improve clinical practice and lead services.

Many past students have progressed to senior management roles and have published their research in high impact peer reviewed journals.

  • Suitable for nurses working in palliative care and related areas.
  • Teaching staff are key academics, practitioners and policy-makers in the field of palliative care.
  • Flexible study options: Part-time and full-time options and stand alone modules.
  • Supportive learning environment in purpose built state of the art Cicely Saunders Institute.

Find out more: www.csi.kcl.ac.uk/study-with-us
Enquiries: sian.best@kcl.ac.uk www.csi.kcl.ac.uk/

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