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Advance Care Planning for People with Life-Limiting Conditions

Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of discussing and planning ahead in anticipation of deterioration in a person’s condition. One of the key elements to support people at the end of their lives is to find out what their preferences and wishes are in relation to where and how they would lik ...READ MORE

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Nurse Verification of Expected Death

According to Hospice UK (2016), delays in verifying deaths have caused unnecessary distress to grieving families. It is acknowledged that registered nurses ‘want to contribute to the care of the deceased by providing timely verification of expected death’ (Jo Wilson, National Nurse Consultant ...READ MORE

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Dementia Principles and Practice in Palliative Care

With dementia on the rise having understanding and insight into effective care has never been more important. This course provides the tools needed to understand the issues facing dementia patients at the end of life and how to care for them effectively. ...READ MORE

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Facing Death Creatively

The Arts team are mounting their second conference ‘Facing Death Creatively’ to explore how the Arts can be utilised to make sense of and provide comfort at the end of life and in bereavement. The focus of this year’s conference will be Resilience, Resistance, Reflection and Revolution. We ...READ MORE


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Mesothelioma Matters

Mesothelioma is often overlooked and misunderstood as a condition. Insight into the treatment and care that can be given is vital to ensure all patients receive an equitable and high standard of care. This conference looks at every aspect of mesothelioma from early diagnosis, treatment, immunoth ...READ MORE

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Young People Facing Bereavement

This course is for those who work directly with young people aged 11-18 and who wish to learn more about their needs in facing bereavement. We will be looking at how young people grieve, different approaches and skills in supporting them, and difficult issues such as sudden death. ...READ MORE


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Palliative Care Study Day for Registered Nurses

This free study day offers the opportunity for registered nurses to learn about the principles and practices of palliative and end of life care. In addition, this study day will provide information about strategy, local and national drivers and the services offered by hospices. Attending this stu ...READ MORE

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MND Conference – Clinic to Community: A collaborative approach

This course is now fully booked. To be placed on a waiting list please email education@stchristophers.org.uk The King’s MND Care and Research Centre and St Christopher’s Hospice have been caring for people with MND for over 20 years. This one day joint conference will aim to reflect the collabo ...READ MORE