Lantern Model webinar

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Focusing on the Lantern Model, the first new model of palliative and end of life care nursing for 30 years

Following the highly successful webinar series in early 2021 regarding the Lantern Model, we held a webinar on Wed 3 November where we heard from leading nurses Professor Phil Larkin and Maggie Bissett speak about the most fundamental of nursing actions – relational care and authentic connection. 

This webinar is now available to watch again for a limited time. It is an opportunity also to hear more about upcoming plans for new and flexible ways that nurses can work with the model and use it to influence their practice, their engagement with their organisations and the status of their profession.

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  • Who is it for?

    • Are you using a model of Nursing and are you interested to see how this new model compares?
    • Are you wondering what the purpose and value is of a Model and how adopting one could help you, your team or your organisation?
    • Are you passionate about nursing and do you want to consider how nurses can reclaim a centre stage position and be proud of their role and profession?

    This webinar series is for all pre and post registration nurses and others interested to explore aspects of nursing at the end of life and its opportunities.

    The Lantern Model could help nurses hone their skills, focus their efforts and work with their colleagues to achieve the right outcomes for a patient, their families and carers

    Professor Greta Westwood  

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  • Speakers

    We were delighted to welcome speakers Philip Larkin, Professor of Palliative Care Nursing at the University of Lausanne and Maggie Bissett, Nurse Consultant in London, and lead for Palliative Discovery, a new resource for senior palliative care nurses.

    Both have extensive experience of palliative and end of life care, of thoughtful reflection about the challenges and opportunities facing this aspect of nursing moving forward and of the all important aspect of the model – the relationships established by the nurse with those in their care and with their colleagues.

    We welcomed their insights and expertise, and invited participants to join us in thinking with them about ways, together, we progress practice and the profession of palliative nursing moving forward.

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    Professor Philip Larkin Professor of Palliative Care Nursing and Academic Director, Institute for Education and Research in Care, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Professor Philip J Larkin PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc ( Hons), RN RCN, RNT is currently Professor of Palliative Care Nursing at the University of Lausanne, Philip has worked in palliative care for 30 years as a clinician, academic and researcher.

    He is currently President of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC).

    In 2007, Philip received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Macmillan Cancer Support and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing. Philip was a Fulbright Scholar to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in 2014 where he undertook research into compassion in palliative care. As Academic Director of the Institute for Higher Education and Research into Care, he is responsible for post-graduate nurse education at Masters and Doctoral level.

    Maggie Bissett

    Maggie Bissett Nurse Consultant in London, and lead for Palliative Discovery

    Maggie is a nurse consultant in Camden, Islington, UCLH & HCA Symptom Control & Palliative Care Service. Although beginning her career in Edinburgh working in adolescent and adult cancer care, she focused her development towards specialist palliative care, working in inpatient and community settings in central London over 25 years.

    Maggie has a range of senior clinical leadership experience with people with complex palliative care needs requiring specialist care and has also supported various national and international projects. She is the clinical lead for Palliative Discovery.

  • Programme

    Join us for a discussion of the Lantern Model, the first new model of palliative and end of life care nursing for 30 years.

    Facilitated by Heather Richardson, Joint CEO at St Christopher’s, and Marie Cooper, Project Lead for Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing.

    This webinar considered a central notion of the Lantern Model – that nursing at its best draws on an authentic relationship established between nurse and patient. Such a relationship shifts the interaction(s) of the nurse with those in their care from something transactional to an interpersonal experience. In so doing, the quality of both the process of being cared for and its outcome of feeling valued as an individual is enhanced.

    We explored how authentic relationships are established in end-of-life care, particularly when there is relatively little time for a nurse to get to know someone, and when pressures in the working environment limit extended periods of informal interaction. We want to consider both the costs and benefits of such relationships to the nurses who invest in such a connection and how costs are minimised and benefits maximised for all involved through personal and organisational developments.

    Finally, we enquired about the future state of end-of-life care if systems and approaches increasingly encourage transactional care rather than that which is relational in nature. How do we reverse such a trend and what action is required by nurses who care to ensure authentic connectivity remains at the heart of nursing?

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