This new virtual end of life care course is for you if you are a registered nurse, nursing associateor allied health care professional 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 3 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?
Principles of palliative care
National drivers, policies and initiatives including End of Life Care Tools
Symptoms and pain management
Advance Care Planning
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 Registered Nurses, Nursing Associates and Allied Health Professionals.
Supported by a multi-disciplinary team of experts in the field.
Lead tutor: Maaike Vandeweghe – Programme Lead
What will the course look like?
Three 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
Identify areas for development within your own practice and apply learning from the course to optimise those areas.
On completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.
If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help
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
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