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Compassionate Care with Namaste Training

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1 day
19 Nov, 2019
9.30am-5.30pm (Registration from 9am)
£99 including lunch and refreshments
VAT
All prices include VAT
St Christopher’s, London
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"This day is motivational! It guides the delegate from realising the care, underpinning principles of Namaste as an enhanced care programme to encouraging the person to have the confidence to do it! Just do it because we can."

Course delegate

2020 date and booking information coming soon

About the event

Namaste has traditionally been offered to people with advanced dementia.

At St Christopher’s we have adapted this programme to include a compassionate care approach and also a broader range of conditions; people who are locked in, agitated and/or anxious, frail and elderly and for all those with palliative care needs.

  • What will I learn?

    The aim of the day is to:

    • develop awareness of working from a place of compassion and explore how this can enhance our practice
    • learn about principles of the Namaste Care Programme for people with advanced dementia and explore opportunities to integrate these principles, along with compassionate care for all patients/residents and carers
    • develop authentic person-centred care, working with patients at an individual level
    • gain skills in hand and foot massage to be able to deliver when appropriate to patients and carers
    • develop increased awareness about dementia and how we can improve the day to day quality of life of people with dementia in our care.
  • Who is it for?

    The course is for:

    • health or social care support workers
    • registered nurses from any setting
    • ward or care home managers
    • care home activity coordinators.
  • Course tutors

    • Sarah Guyan Complementary Therapies Lead, St Christopher’s Hospice
    • Helen Scott Palliative Care Nurse Lecturer.

More information

Education

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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  • If you want to know more about an education event, or would like to discuss bespoke options, get in touch

    020 8768 4656
    education@stchristophers.org.uk

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Learning at St Christopher’s

St Christopher's Education
Our programme

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.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

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

Why our way of learning

Resources
Including the Namaste toolkit

Library and bookshop
Containing material on all aspects of palliative care, death and bereavement

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More about St Christopher's education

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