Learning Disabilities and Palliative Care Skills Workshop

Improving palliative care for people with learning disabilities

St Christopher's CARE

Event overview

  • 02 Jul, 2024
  • 2 hours
  • 2pm to 4pm
  • £60 plus VAT
  • FREE to care home partners
  • St Christopher's CARE

Book online

Useful information

Two people talking

How can we improve palliative care for people with learning disabilities?

This is an interactive session which aims to improve participants understanding of learning disabilities and how we can meet the needs of this patient group towards the end of life. It will include case studies and opportunity for Q&A.

Topics will include: supporting communication, decisions around hospital admissions, providing person-centred care and symptom assessment for this patient group. By the end of this session you will have improved confidence in supporting individuals with learning disabilities towards the end of life.

What will I learn?

This workshop will take place at St Christopher’s CARE in Sydenham.

Topics will include:

  • Advance care planning
  • Symptom assessment for people with learning disabilities
  • Communicating about death and illness.
  • Decisions around hospital admissions

Who is it for?

This workshop is appropriate for all Nurses, Nursing Associates, Healthcare Assistants, support workers, Care Home Managers and other allied health professionals looking to refresh their knowledge about learning disabilities in palliative care.

Phoebe Mooney

Phoebe Mooney 

Phoebe is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for people with learning disabilities working in palliative care at St Christopher’s Hospice. She has always had a special interest in palliative care and prior to her current role Phoebe worked as an advance care planning nurse for adults with LD in East London. Phoebe also has experience of working as a community learning disability nurse in both physical and mental health. Phoebe is passionate about improving the support people with learning disabilities receive at the end of life and enjoys teaching and raising awareness about this topic.
Read full profile Phoebe Mooney 
White woman with wavy brown hair smiling in a blue shirt.

Gail Preston

Gail has a wide ranging experience in Physiotherapy, coming to work at St Christopher’s in 2011. She has been involved in all aspects of Rehabilitation at St Christopher’s including developing the Living Well at Home Team (goal focused rehabilitation using volunteers). She was part of the Wellbeing team through recent COVID-19 pandemic, translating in-person services online and then back again in a new design. She is currently working clinically in outpatient rehab and as part of the Professional Learning team helping to deliver webinars, workshops, communities and the 2023 Multi Professional Academy week.
Read full profile Gail Preston

Book online now

Stay in touch with CARE

Learning at St Christopher’s

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.

Why St Christopher’s?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.

Explore our App

Explore St Christopher’s from the comfort of your own home with our App, available from the App Store, Google Play and in your web browser

Skip to content