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Virtual Learning: Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

St Christopher's CARE


Approximately 1 hour
On demand
Virtual learning
All prices include VAT

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On demand virtual learning delivery

About the event

According to Hospice UK (2016), delays in verifying deaths have caused unnecessary distress to grieving families.

It is acknowledged that registered nurses ‘want to contribute to the care of the deceased by providing timely verification of expected death’ (Jo Wilson, National Nurse Consultant Group) and that nurses must have received appropriate training and be deemed competent before they undertake this task.

  • What will I learn?

    You will learn the differences between verification and certification of death, the legal framework regarding nurse verification of expected death and the practical procedures involved.

    Please note that this workshop delivers theoretical training only. Delegates will need to be assessed in their workplace by someone able to assess competency in that environment.

  • Who is it for?

    This course is for registered nursing staff that have support to verify expected deaths in their workplace.

    This course is charitably-funded and free access to all nurses in the South East London and Croydon area.

Kathy Morris

Subject Matter Expert

Kathy Morris Palliative Care Nurse Lecturer, St Christopher's

Kathy is a Registered General Nurse who worked on the palliative care unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London prior to coming to St. Christopher’s in 1994. She worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Manager in the community for 10 years.

Kathy then spent eight years as a project facilitator and was involved in introducing the Gold Standards Framework into twenty seven nursing homes in the Croydon area. Kathy joined the Hospice’s Advancing Practice Team in 2014 and was involved in Hospice staff training and development and in delivering courses to staff from external organisations until late 2016.

She then joined the Hospice’s education team and is now working as a Nurse Lecturer and is also Internal Quality Assurer for some of the vocational qualifications that are delivered by the Hospice.

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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

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