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Launching: Multi-Professional Plus

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Multi-Professional Week in End of Life Care for Advanced Practitioners 21-25 May 2012

This intensive week builds on the established Multi-Professional Week and is for experienced specialist practitioners, clinical managers and educators in palliative and end of life care. It is a free-standing course, even if you have not undertaken MP Week. However, the course content complements...

Celebrating Care Homes: What Works

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This bi-annual two-day conference highlights excellent practice in care homes demonstrating what can be achieved by staff who embrace the challenges of caring for very frail older people at the end of life.

Day one specifically focuses on ways care home staff can enable people with dementia to live well and experience quality of life until the end of their lives.

Day two...

Invitation to Present

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We are holding our 2nd International Arts Symposium: Arts in a time of crisis - living and dying creatively in a changing world on 2-3 November 2012.

We are looking for people to submit their work, the deadline for submission and the early bird booking discount is 1 June 2012.

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Multi-Professional Week in Palliative Care

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Please note that we will be accepting Bursary applications for Multi-professional Week and clinical placements 2013 between September and December 2012 - we will announce 2013 dates later in the year. 

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First Announcement: Celebrating Care Home 2013 9 & 10 May 2013

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St Christopher’s Hospice new 1 or 2 day course Celebrating Care Homes 2013 which will be held on 9 & 10 May 2013.

This two-day conference showcases examples of exemplary practice and research in care homes.  

Jo Hockley, St Christopher’s Hospice will be chairing the conference and we have are pleased to announce Keynote speakers:

Prof Ladislav Volicer, University...

Challenging Conversations for End of Life: communication skills for professionals including advance care planning

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Unfortunately this course held 14-15 June 2012 is now fully booked, however we are delighted to announce that this popular course is being run again on 21-22 November 2012.

Early booking is advised as this course has half of the delegate places already allocated.

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Update on Oncology and General Medicine early bird booking discount before 1 June

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We would like to highlight a course coming up Update on Oncology and General Medicine which is being held on 6 September 2012. We have a fantastic and varied programme from  well-known speakers. Please  note that we are offering an early bird booking discount that expires 31 May 2012. £75 early bird offer, £100 thereafter.

Topics to be covered

General medicine

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Multi-Professional Plus 2014

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This intensive week builds on the established Multi-professional week and is for experienced specialist practitioners, clinical managers and educators in palliative and end of life care. It is a free-standing course, even if you have not undertaken Multi-professional week. However, the course content complements the elements of Multi-professional week. Multi-professional plus is designed to...

Multi-Professional Week in Palliative Care 2013

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The course is open to Doctors Allied Health Professionals Nurses Counsellors Social Workers Bereavement Professionals Psychologists Complementary Therapists Chaplains RCP Accreditation

An opportunity for experienced health or social care professionals to work together on exploring key principles and current issues related to the practice of palliative care.

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Celebrating Care Homes two-day conference, 9-10 May 2013

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St Christopher’s Hospice are celebrating Care Homes - within our catchment area we have reduced hospital admissions by 20%.

To find out about how we are achieving this and much more, attend our two-day conference Celebrating Care Homes 2013 which is being held 9 and 10 May 2013.

We are providing an early bird discount which runs until 9 November 2012 - early booking is advised to...

Upcoming 2012 courses

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Below are our end-of-life care and palliative care courses from September to December which continue the education and training programme for 2012.

Update on Oncology and General Medicine
Accreditation applied for 
6 September 2012, £100  Sex, intimacy and loss: working with illness, death and bereavement 
7 September 2012 10.00-1300, £35  Friday Visit 
7...

International Arts Symposium: Arts in time of crisis - living and dying creatively in a changing world

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We wanted to say a big thank you for all those that submitted abstracts for the International Arts Symposium - we had a huge response and will be announcing succcesful abstracts very soon.

The symposium will take place on Friday, 2 and Saturday, 3 November 2012 and will provide a forum in order to explore current arts practice, education and research in end of life care. Leading...

Palliative care courses, training and education for 2013 - first announcements

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We are pleased to annouce some of our confirmed end of life care education courses for 2013 - the courses listed below are already proving to popular so early booking is extremely advised.

Hospices as a ‘hub’: a model for the future
8 Feb 2013, £100

Management Course for Specialist Trainees and SSAS Doctors in Palliative Medicine
11 to 15 March 2013, £610

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Education Celebrating Care Homes Conference, 9-10 May 2013

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This conference showcases what is being done in care homes in relation to end of life care. Both international and national speakers who have worked in this field for the last 10 years will be sharing their knowledge and research.

The 1st day will be held in London at the Holiday Inn. The 2nd day has a more practical focus and will be held at St Christopher’s Hospice. It will include...

2013 date announced for Cognitive behavioural therapy: introductory day

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The cognitive behavioural therapy: introductory day course will take place on Friday, 15 February 2013 at St Christopher's Hospice Education Centre.

This course is designed for clinicians involved in delivering end of life care whatever the setting, who are involved in providing general emotional support for patients and carers. These practitioners are often involved in managing...

Book online now for Primary and Secondary Schools and Bereavement 2013 course

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The Primary and secondary schools and bereavement course returns in 2013 on Thursday, 17 January and booking is now open.

Facilitated by Judy Debenham and Patsy Way, Candle Project Workers at St Christopher's Hospice, this is a day for school based staff whose work brings them into contact with bereaved children.

Topics will include children and young people’s understanding of...

Speakers announced for 2013 Hospices as a ‘hub’: a model for the future

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The Hospices as a ‘hub’: a model for the future study day explores a new model for working which places the hospice at the centre of the community and will take place on 8 February 2013 at St Christopher's Hospice. The model advocates the hospice as a dynamic community hub combining social experiences and activities which, together, support the delivery of high quality, cost-effective, ...

Details announced for Libraries in hospices - a networking day 2012

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Libraries in Hospices is an informal annual meeting for those involved in providing various types of library services to professional staff in hospices. This education course takes place on 12 November 2012 at St Christopher's Hospice.

Facilitated by Denise Brady (Librarian, Halley Stewart Library, St Christohper's Hospice), The purpose of this study day is fourfold:

To explore...

Palliative care course Challenging conversations at end of life now fully booked

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St Christopher's Hospice education two-day course 'Challenging conversations at end of life: communication skills for professionals including advance care planning' in November is now fully booked.

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. It aims to...

Book online now for Art and Group Work Activities 2013 sessions

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Three linked sessions on Art and Group Work Activities, facilitated by members of the St Christopher’s Arts Team (right) have been announced for 2013.

These supportive care sessions take place on 27 February, 15 May and 11 September and are £35 each. The sessions offer practical support and education for those engaged in or interested in running groups and activities in care homes and...

2013 course dates for two clinical education courses announced

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Booking is now open for clinical education courses Medicine Management: An Update for Nurse Independent Prescribing and The Sharp End of Pain Control.

Medicine Management: An Update for Nurse Independent Prescribing takes place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at St Christopher's Hospice and is facilitated by Nigel Dodds (Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Anniversary Community Team, St Christopher’s...

Celebrating Care Homes conference programmes now available

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We have a spectacular two day programme for our Celebrating Care Homes Conference which is being held on 9 and 10 May 2013 - programmes are now available to download.

This two-day conference showcases examples of exemplary practice in care homes demonstrating what can be achieved by staff who embrace the challenges of caring for very frail older people at the end of life.

Keynote...

Foundations in end of life care for health care assistants

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We still have a few places left on our Foundations in end of life care for health care assistants  which is being held 30 October and 1 November 2012.

The aim of these three training days at St Christopher’s Hospice for Health Care Assistants and Support Workers working in the front line of end of life care. This foundation course will enable delegates to develop skills and knowledge...

New Psycho-Social Open Space Masterclass announced for 2013: Sex and intimacy

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The Sex and Intimacy Masterclass will provide a forum for exploration and discussion of the complex practice issues surrounding sex, intimacy and loss when working with individuals, couples and families facing illness, death and bereavement.

The Psycho-Social Open Space Masterclass will take place at St Christopher's Hospice on Friday 6 September and costs £45. 

Intimacy is an...

German Day added to the 2013 Education Programme

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'German day at St Christopher’s Integration investment innovation' has just been announced as an addition to the 2013 Education Programme. Chaired by Professor Lukas Radbruch (Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Bonn; Chair Elect, IAHPC) the course will take place on Thursday 25 October and cost £150.

Lectures will be in German or interpreted. This day will present some recent...

Celebrating Care Homes day 2 sold out, still places available for day 1

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Day 2 of the Celebrating Care Homes conference, taking place on 9-10 May 2013, is now sold out. However we still have places available on Day 1, 9 May 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London.

We will be sharing the evaluation of two research projects: a cluster randomised control trial looking at the facilitation of developing end of life skills in nursing home staff as well as...

Only a few places left for Multi-Professional Plus for Advanced Practitioners

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Multi-Professional Plus for Advanced Practitioners is an intensive week, taking place from 29 April to 3 May 2013.  The course is designed to push out the boundaries of clinical care for experienced practitioners, clinical managers and educators in palliative and end of life care.

Following successful piloting, this new course covers the latest on the end of life agenda. 28 CPD Credits...

Hospice as a 'hub': a model for the future features in ehospice.com

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In February 2013 we held Hospice as a 'hub' for which we received an overwhelming response and the course was fully booked early which has lead us to hold the course again on 25 June 2013.

80% of delegate places have already been filled for June's course so early booking is advised.

A special feature of this course has recently been published on ehospice.com - find out more*...

Achieving good end of life care for people with dementia - April date now fully booked

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Clinical Education course 'Achieving good end of life care for people with dementia' is now fully booked for Friday 26 April. There are still spaces available for Friday 15 November but early booking is advisable due to the popularity of this course.

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

Multi-professional week in palliative care

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This established course, led by St Christopher’s Hospice staff, provides an opportunity for health and social care professionals from a variety of settings and countries to work together on exploring the key principles of palliative care and multi-professional working. It will enable members to develop greater confidence in the practice of their palliative care skills within their own clinical...

St Christopher's deliver the UK's first stand-alone university-validated programmes in childhood bereavement

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St Christopher’s Hospice and Help the Hospices are working in partnership to deliver the UK's first stand-alone university-validated programmes in childhood bereavement.

The next intake for the Childhood Bereavement Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate will be in September 2014 at St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham. Teaching is led by staff from the Candle Project, which provides...

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