Newly Qualified Nurses and Paramedics Community of Practice

St Christopher's CARE

Event overview

  • 23 May, 2023 , 20 Jun, 2023 , 11 Jul, 2023 , 12 Sep, 2023 , 17 Oct, 2023 , 21 Nov, 2023 , 16 Jan, 2024 , 20 Feb, 2024 , 19 Mar, 2024 , 16 Apr, 2024
    Online learning each month
  • 2 hours
  • 4-6pm
  • £25 for the year
  • All prices include VAT

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Useful information

We have created a community of practice for newly qualified nurses and paramedics. This online group offers a supportive environment to explore experiences and questions relating to palliative care. The sessions will also include contributions and presentations from a range of palliative care specialists. The aim is to help participants master the principles and practice of palliative and end of life care. This will create a cohort of new healthcare professionals, who are confident to support patients and families affected by life-limiting illness.

We’ve been able to establish the community, thanks to the support of Dr Tyrrell Evans and his daughter Isabel. In March 2020 retired nurse, Siân Evans, Tyrrell’s wife and Isabel’s mother, died aged 69 after many months of care and support from St Christopher’s. Read their story here.

Grateful for the exceptional care the whole family received, Tyrrell and Isabel decided they wanted to create a legacy for Siân. They set up a fund to support nursing education and training in palliative and end of life care.

What will I learn?

The next session (online): Tuesday 16th January 4-6pm Topic: Assessment and management of psychological symptoms in palliative care.

Over the course of the monthly sessions (and it is not too late to join as we have recordings of all sessions you can access), members of the community can expect to achieve:

  • A better understanding of the principles of quality end of life care

  • Greater confidence in delivering quality end of life care and communicating about death and dying

  • Increased understanding of the role of hospice and palliative care in supporting people who are dying or bereaved

  • Greater resilience and a shared sense of pastoral support
 Please note that if you join the community at this stage you will have access to recordings of all previous sessions on our online learning platform.

Who is it for?

  • Nurses working in any setting, up to five years post qualification or registration
  • Newly Qualified Nurses working in hospices, the community, acute sector, primary care and care homes
  • Paramedics
Karen Duckworth

Karen Duckworth

Karen is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Christopher’s Hospice, caring for those at end of life in the Bromley community.  She has recently started a secondment within CARE as a visiting lecturer and facilitates the ECHOs for Bromley and Croydon mental health and learning disability homes.  Karen has worked as a palliative care nurse since 2014. Her experience includes both community and in-patient settings. She has had the privilege to work with many patients, and their families, as they face life-limiting illness. For Karen, the holistic nature of palliative care work has driven her passion for the specialty. Karen enjoys sharing…
Read full profile Karen Duckworth

What will the course look like?

This community will provide opportunities for shared learning, continuous development and pastoral support for a national network of newly qualified nurses and paramedics including, we hope, you. It will provide you with an introduction to the art and science of nursing in end of life care, and the principles of palliative and end of life care.

Members of the community will be expected to develop and co-design the 10 monthly two-hour sessions which will feature input from professionals and experts by experience.

As part of the community you will have access to our Online Learning Platform which will have all the resources from each session.

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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.

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