Building on the positive feedback we received from health and social care professionals locally and nationally for the extensive package of online learning support we provided in response to the first wave of COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be running a series of six webinars to help ensure everyone is best prepared for any eventuality this autumn and winter.
This set of webinars, delivered by our team of clinical experts will provide essential knowledge and skills in topics including; identifying and recognising dying, advance care planning, DNaCPR and managing sensitive conversations at a distance. There will also be one session dedicated to resilience and sharing coping strategies.
Recognising everyone’s busy schedules, while you’ll be able to access the webinars live, they’ll also be available to watch at your convenience afterwards.
16 November 2020 – COVID-19: A new context for dying
Dr Libby Sallnow, Senior Clinical Academic at St Christopher’s and Palliative Care Consultant at CNWL NHS Trust
In this first webinar of the series, we will look at how COVID-19 has reshaped the way in which people live, care, die and grieve. It has presented a new context within which individuals, families, communities and professionals approach the end of life and challenged many established aspects of care.
24 November 2020 – Care for others and ourselves
Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead at St Christopher’s
This webinar will focus on self-care, resilience and looking after each other. As part of this, we will explore ideas grief, loss and the impact of COVID-19 on our mental health.
1 December 2020 – The importance of recognising dying
Dr Emma Hall, Consultant at St Christopher’s
This webinar will focus on the importance of recognising when someone is very close to death. What can you expect when someone is dying? And what does that look like for people dying with COVID-19?
10 December 2020 – Opportunities for joint working for health professionals
Dr Joy Ross, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Christopher’s
Dr Stefan Rakowicz, Lead GP at Bromley Care Practice
In this webinar, we will look at how COVID-19 has enabled us to work differently with other health professionals and organisations. We would like to share with you how, together with community teams, GPs, care homes and ambulance services, we have been able to ensure people and their families have access to good end of life care despite the challenges the pandemic brings.
14 December 2020 – DNaCPR & communicating sensitively from a distance
Dr Amy Proffitt, Deputy Medical Director at St Christopher’s
This webinar will explore the legalities of DNaCPR and the challenges it presents in relation to COVID-19. We will also discuss the ethics surrounding DNaCPR and some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to having difficult conversations at a distance.
17 December 2020 – Advance Care Planning revisited
Professor Rob George, Medical Director at St Christopher’s
How do we make sure that patients have the opportunity to talk about their end of life wishes, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? In this webinar, we will look at how we can use Advance Care Planning to find out what is relevant and important to patients so we can respect their wishes and take a person-centred approach to their care.