Looking forward: Hospice Care fit for the future
The Multi Professional Academy (MPA) run by St Christopher’s CARE draws together a broad and rich community of individuals who work together over the course of a week to share knowledge and experience. This year we hope to run it in person at St Christopher’s, focused specifically on hospice care fit for the future.
Our aim for MPA 2022 is to attract and work with participants who want to address contemporary challenges of delivering hospice care in the contexts in which they work. They will enjoy support from a global support network of like-minded professionals in this effort.
Our five-day programme offers structured conversations and facilitation that will enable participants to reflect on their own care setting and create a plan for the implementation of their learning into practice. We will provide opportunities for participants to engage with senior hospice clinicians and other related experts. The programme also offers access to online and other resources beyond time at St Christopher’s.
Bursaries are available to support learners from low- and middle-income countries where it is clear that they can bring richness to the learning of the group and gain insights of value to them when they return to their country.
There are a limited number of places available for MPA and early booking is advised.
To apply, please download, complete and email the application form to the Education Team. All applications must be completed in full and, once received, will be assessed by a multi-professional panel.
There are six bursary places available which cover the full costs – please see application form for full details.
Please complete the bursary application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date is Monday 8th August 5pm and you will hear if you have been successful within the week.
Bursary students will complete a clinical placement at the hospice 17-21 October.
What will I learn?
In the course of the programme we will explore:
- Strategic dilemmas and opportunities facing hospices
- Potential service developments
- Workforce challenges and possible responses
- Working differently with current and potential users
You will have an opportunity to:
- witness hospice care in action
- meet with a variety of leaders and practitioners who can offer conversations and detailed interaction that specifically meets the requirements of those attending
- meet others within the UK who can provide alternative/augmenting insights
- engage in a variety of conversations with contemporary leaders providing a range of views and ideas
A further opportunity exists for participants to attend a conference held by Palliative Care Works, a charity focused on global development of palliative care. Further information is available about this on application.
Who is it for?
This programme will be of most interest to individuals who are working in organisations that describe themselves as hospices or who are involved in planning, organising or delivering hospice care. In addition, there will be useful insights for those involved in palliative care beyond that provided by hospices, including those who want to explore the interface of hospice with broader systems of health and social care or that created around death.
The programme is aimed at leaders/those aspiring to shape or lead hospice services. We welcome individuals who are interested to discuss challenges that they face, with a view to working with peers to explore options for their resolution.
Programme leads include:
What will the course look like?
Are you interested to join a week-long learning programme with individuals from around the world to explore the potential of hospice care moving forward?
We, at St Christopher’s CARE believe that the world has changed significantly in the course of the last few years. Regardless, hospice care has something important to bring to those that are dying and face loss, the many different people involved in their care and how this is organised and sustained in the future.
Through conversations, reflections and ideas generated by a multi professional group working together, we will generate propositions about new opportunities for hospice that would serve to position it well in health, social care and death systems in the coming years and help leaders prepare for such opportunities. We promise provocation, enthusiasm and access to a wide variety of expertise.
This course will give learners:
- The opportunity to witness hospice care in action (with the chance to view clinical interventions via live stream)
- The opportunity to network with a variety of leaders and practitioners who can offer conversations and detailed interaction that specifically meets the requirements of those attending
- The opportunity to meet others within the UK who can provide alternative/augmenting insights
- Some fast moving conversations with contemporary leaders providing a range of views and ideas from which you can draw and work with to fit your local context and aspirations.
This course also has a strong social element after each day’s learning with informal gatherings – previous attendees have really valued this aspect of the course.