A virtual Community of Practice for newly qualified nurses with a focus on the principles of palliative and end of life care, providing opportunities for shared learning, continuous development and pastoral support
We have created a Community of Practice for newly qualified nurses to help lay the foundations for the rest of their nursing career. The aim is to help nurses master the principles and practice of palliative and end of life care, so that we can create a growing cohort of nurses to support patients approaching the end of life and their families, throughout their career.
We’ve been able to establish the community, thanks to the support of Dr Tyrell Evans and his daughter Isabel. In March 2020 retired nurse, Siân Evans, Tyrell’s wife and Isabel’s mother, died aged 69 after many months of care and support from St Christopher’s.
Grateful for the exceptional care the whole family received, Tyrell 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.
Who’s it for: Nurses working in any setting, up to a year post qualification or registration. Newly Qualified Nurses working in hospices, the community, acute sector, primary care and care homes.
Over the course of ten monthly sessions, members of the community can expect to achieve:
Greater clarity about the role of the newly qualified nurse in end of life care
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
Who is it for?
Newly Qualified Nurses working in any setting, up to a year post qualification or registration.
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 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
Nurses in 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.
At the end of the first year, in the autumn of 2022, we will host an in-person event at St Christopher’s CARE celebrate the achievements of the community and to remember Siân Evans.
If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help
At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.
Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:
i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education
ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses
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