Resources for professionals
Resources for Health Care Professionals
St Christopher’s has produced a range of information leaflets for patients and carers. Healthcare professionals and other organisations may use this material providing St Christopher’s is credited as author. Copyright remains with St Christopher’s Hospice. For further information regarding use of leaflet material, please contact the Communications Manager on tel: 020 8768 4585 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance Care Plan
Advance Care Planning is a process of discussion between an individual and their care provider. Wishes and preferences are documented in an Advance Care Plan booklet which becomes a patient held record. This has been designed to be provided in the hard copy format which you can obtain from St Christopher’s bookshop. Please do not print from the website . Thank you.
End of Life Journal is free, online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care.
It is primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. However, many articles will also be of interest to the specialist palliative care nursing audience as well as members of the wider multidisciplinary team.
The journal focuses on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.
We offer sound clinical learning for specialist and generalist staff in health and social care settings at all levels:
- 70 plus short courses
- Seven major university-validated programmes with academic partners
- Consultancy and off-site education service
- Library and bookshop accessible nationally and internationally
- Clinical placement programme
- Group visits and an international education programme
- A range of publications by St Christopher’s staff.
- The ‘Quality End of Life Care for All’ (QELCA©) programme is an innovation in end of life care education for generalist nurses
- The Care Home Project Team works to empower staff in care homes to adopt a greater palliative care approach in their care of very frail older people at the end of their life
To encourage a wider understanding of illness, death, dying and loss and services available, we are opening our doors wider to offer education to the general public, potential service users and carers and anyone who is interested in end of life care.
The End of Life Care Strategy (2008) and the work of the new “Dying Matters Coalition” encourages us to pursue actively a health promotion agenda. St Christopher’s Hospice offers
- About Public Education
- Schools Projects with primary and secondary age children and young people working with patients in the hospice and residents in care homes
- Public Education Days
- Health Promotion Schools Project
The Halley Stewart Library at St Christopher’s Hospice comprises an extensive collection of resources, mainly books, journal articles and various types of unpublished printed material, on hospice and specialist palliative care and allied subjects. Various publications, available from the Bookshop and Library, give a full account of the history of this hospice and of its founder Dame Cicely Saunders.
The Bookshop at St Christopher’s comprises a core collection of books and articles on hospice and palliative care. Publications by St Christopher’s staff are also available from the Bookshop.