Lantern Model: Finding the person in the patient
Delivered live on Wednesday 20 January 2021, 4pm
Part of the Connect with CARE webinars
On Wednesday 20 January we launched a new model of nursing dedicated to palliative and end of life care nursing. To mark this momentous event, we’re hosting four webinars and have assembled leading speakers from within nursing and beyond to illuminate aspects of nursing we consider vital in today’s health and societal context.
Join Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive at St Christopher’s Hospice, Mary Flatley, Senior Nurse in End of LIfe at the Homerton Hospital, East London and Lorna Peelo-Kilroe, HSE Lead Facilitator, National Programme to Enable Cultures of Person-Centredness, to introduce the Lantern Model and focus on the first of the model’s crucial elements.
The Lantern model, made possible with the support of the Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Burdett Trust for Nursing, has been created drawing on the experience of patients and their families as well as the reflections of nurses themselves. It is designed to support individual nurses as well as organisations looking to improve the care they provide to people approaching the end of life, whatever the setting in which they work. It sets out to capture and define:
- The processes of care provided by nurses and the wider multi-disciplinary team
- The outcomes patients and their families/carers can expect as a result
- The essential personal characteristics of the effective nurse
- The organisational support required by nurses to perform their role to best effect
- The key tenets that underpin and shape the nursing care on offer.
The launch webinar will be interesting for anyone committed to palliative and end of life care nursing. Mary and Lorna will be examining the first of the key tenets of the Lantern Model – Finding the Person in the Patient. They will consider the notion of personhood and how this is affected in the face of a life-threatening condition, then focus on the nurses’ role in maintaining people’s sense of identity as they face the end of life.
Our hope for this webinar and those that follow will be that we start a conversation amongst people who are passionate about nursing and its contribution to end of life. .
Those attending will be invited to help us consider how we ensure this element of nursing is protected, perpetuated, and enhanced in nursing today and in the future. Other thoughts and ideas will be welcome too.
Thursday 4 February 2021, 4pm
Lantern Model: The art and science of caring
- Siobhan Horton, Experienced Palliative Care Nurse with interest in Community Engagement
- Rob George, Medical Director, St Christopher’s Hospice
An experienced nurse and senior physician will make the case in this webinar that to enable someone to complete a life well, there is a need to approach their care with a mixture of art and science. The session will begin with a brief description of the processes of care vital to achieve good outcomes for people who dying and those close to them in a contemporary world, then go on to how they are best enacted on the part of nurses and the broader MDT.
Attendees will have the opportunity to help us consider how nurses, multi-disciplinary teams and organisations value the art of nursing alongside its science in a world where science and rationality dominate the shape of care and its quality.
Thursday 24 March 2021, 4pm
Lantern Model: Impact through personal and organisational development
- Heather Richardson, Join Chief Executive, St Christopher’s Hospice
- Pippa Gough, Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant
Drawing on the Lantern Model, this webinar highlights the importance of both personal characteristics and organisational support in the delivery of nursing that has real impact for patients, those close to them and the wider MDT. It considers how personal and organisational development can help nurses achieve the outcomes of care that are most valued by people who are dying, their families and carers. Attendees will be invited to reflect on the opportunities for nurses to to shape the culture of the organisation in which they work, so that it is supportive of their efforts.
They will also be invited to consider how the model could be of value to organisations who are uncertain about how best to enable nurses in their workforce to thrive.
Thursday 31 March 2021, 4pm
Lantern Model: Advancing the profession of Nursing and its offer at end of life
- Brendan McCormack, Professor Person-Centred Practice Research Centre, University of Ulster
- Caroline Nicholson, Professor Palliative Care and Ageing, St Christopher’s Hospice
In the final webinar in the Lantern Model series, esteemed speakers Brendan and Caroline will explore how nurses advance their profession and position nursing as a vital element of high quality care. This webinar recognises the contemporary context of nursing at the end of life – one in which there are growing numbers of people who live and die in late old age, and how nursing is best constructed to meet their needs.
The role of nursing models as a basis for advancing the profession will be explored and attendees will be invited to consider with us the value of these and how the Lantern Model could be used to this end.