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Introduction to End of Life Care Course for Health and Social Care Assistants

EVENT OVERVIEW

Guided learning hours: 2 days with afternoon live virtual classroom
29 Sep, 2020 12 Oct, 2020 25 Nov, 2020 09 Dec, 2020 20 Jan, 2021 09 Feb, 2021 10 Mar, 2021
29-30 Sep 2020, 12-13 Oct, 25-26 Nov 2020, 9-10 Dec 2020, 20-21 Jan 2021, 9-10 Feb 2021, 10-11 Mar 2021
Virtual learning
1-5pm live virtual classroom
£264
VAT
All prices include VAT
Virtual learning

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Useful information

During the pandemic, this course is delivered virtually

About the event

  • Overview

    This new virtual end of life care course is for you if you are a health or social care assistant or support worker supporting end of life patients and their families in the community, acute hospitals, primary care, care homes or prisons.

    500,000 People die in the UK every year; one person every minute. It is predicted that this number will rise to 590,000 in the next 20 years.. The need for professionals to access end of life care education has never been greater. During this essential 2 day introduction course professionals will have the opportunity to discuss, consider and evaluate their knowledge and skills in relation to end of life care.

    During the pandemic, this course is delivered using a combination of a live virtual classroom and an online learning platform with additional materials and resources.

    What is virtual learning?

    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.

  • What will I learn?

    Some of the topics included are:

    • Principles of palliative care
    • National drivers, policies and initiatives including End of Life Care Tools
    • Symptoms and pain management
    • Advance Care Planning
    • Communication skills
    • The importance of spiritual care at the end of life
    • Introduction to grief, loss and bereavement.
  • Who is it for?

    This course is aimed at all health and social care assistants.

  • Course tutors

    Supported by a multi-disciplinary team of experts in the field.

    Lead tutor: Maaike Vandeweghe – Programme Lead

  • What will the course look like?

    Course outline:

    • Two afternoons of live virtual classroom education
    • On demand pre-recorded webinars which can be completed before or after the live virtual sessions
    • Resources and materials available on our Online Learning Platform

    Our Online Learning Platform will be available for you to complete this course for a two month period.

    On completion of this virtual course you will:

    • Have increased confidence and skills in end of life care
    • Be aware of national and local resources and services available
    • Explore barriers and difficulties that may be encountered at a personal, professionals and service level
    • Develop communication skills and confidence to deal with challenging questions around dying
    • Develop skills in symptom and pain control

    On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.

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Education

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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    020 8768 4656
    education@stchristophers.org.uk

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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

Resources
Including the Namaste toolkit

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

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Our virtual learning offers...

  • Bite-sized sessions
     
  • 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