Multi-Professional Week


5 days
17 Sep, 2018
17 to 21 September 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm
Early bird price £720 before 15 August 2018
Regular price £840
All prices include VAT MORE INFO
St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham
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“Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in palliative care.”

Course delegate

Principles and Practice in Palliative Care

About the event

An opportunity for professionals, new to palliative care, from all health and social care disciplines and all countries, to explore together, the key principles and current issues related to palliative and end of life care practice. You will leave empowered and equipped to more confidently apply your new understanding and skills into your own practice and to effectively influence or even lead others in the development of new services.

The course is open to

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • social workers
  • psychologists
  • counsellors
  • chaplains
  • psychiatrists and
  • bereavement professionals.


A limited number of bursaries are available for overseas colleagues from developing countries. Applications for the bursary programme must be received no later than 31 December 2017. If you would like a Bursary application, please contact

  • What will I learn?

    • Understanding of the core principles of palliative care practice
    • Awareness of current issues and the latest thinking in palliative and end of life care
    • New insights into effective multi-professional practice
    • Opportunity to explore the evidence base for good practice
    • Greater appreciation of psychosocial and spiritual aspects of palliative care practice
    • International networking opportunities
    • Comprehensive course materials Learning outcomes will be: to consider the core principles and elements of palliative care; to appreciate multi-professional working in theory and team dynamics; and to explore the working practices of palliative and end of life care from a multi-professional perspective.
  • Course tutors

    • Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher’s Hospice
    • Liz Bryan Director of Education and Training, St Christopher’s Hospice
    • Dr Alison Landon Speciality Doctor in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s Hospice
    • Julia Manning Principal Social Worker, St Christopher’s Hospice
  • What will the course look like?

    • Defining palliative care
    • Core principles and how they apply in different cultures and contexts
    • Symptom management in advanced disease
    • Sexuality and intimacy at end of life
    • Multi-professional team working
    • Rehabilitation
    • The role of the arts as therapy
    • Ethics
    • Spirituality and beliefs
    • The patient and family
    • Challenging communication
    • Personal motivation and professional resilience
    • Bereavement in adults and children

More information

For applications contact the Education Administrator

If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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Learning at St Christopher’s

St Christopher's Education
Our programme

Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
How we educate

Why our way of learning

Including the Namaste toolkit

Library and bookshop
Containing material on all aspects of palliative care, death and bereavement

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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses