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Bite Size Virtual Learning: The importance of spirituality for people at the end of life


15 minutes
On demand
Virtual learning
Bite Size
On demand
£0.00 - Charitably-funded and free access until 30.6.20
All prices include VAT

Register now for free access until 30.6.20

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Free access until 30.6.20

On demand virtual learning delivery of bite size sessions

About the event

  • What is virtual learning?

    We now offer bite sized education so we can continue to meet your education needs. These short sessions will focus on particular end of life care topics or aspects and will give you the opportunity to refresh or expand your knowledge. During these unprecedented times you may find many of these topics particularly useful as you undoubtably will be supporting many patients, families and friends during a very difficult time in their lives.

    Virtual learning is a style of learning designed to recreate your classroom experience online. St Christopher’s virtual learning environment offers mixed methodologies to learning online, from full interactions, engaging bite-size presentations, quizzes and resources. Each of our courses is designed and led by leading experts in end of life care, helping to bring flexibility and variety to your virtual learning experience.

  • Who is it for?

    This session is primarily aimed at:

    • Nurses in primary, community and secondary care
    • Nurses in voluntary services
    • Allied Health Professionals
  • What will the course look like?

    This session will provide an overview of the importance of spirituality for people facing life-threatening illness and at the end of life. It will explore the way in which people may respond to forthcoming death, and provide examples of spiritual care practices.

    It is hoped that it will demonstrate to those caring for people dying from the coronavirus or other conditions that they are carrying out fundamental spiritual care practice on a daily basis, without even realising it as such.

Helen Scott

Subject Matter Expert

Helen Scott Independent Nurse Lecturer

Helen is an Independent Nurse Lecturer specialising in palliative care, end-of-life care and dementia care. Before that she was a Palliative Care Nurse Lecturer and a Practice Development Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Care Home Project Team at St Christopher’s Hospice, London.

Previously, Helen was the Editor of End of Life Journal, the British Journal of Nursing and was Managing Editor of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

She is co-founder of a theatre-in-education group ‘Stories That Speak’, which provides communication skills training for people working in palliative care, end-of-life care and dementia care, via drama, role play and personal narratives.

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St Christopher's Education
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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.
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Why our way of learning

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

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  • Learning at your own pace
  • On demand video resources
  • Led by professionals
  • Tackling today's challenges
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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