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St Christopher’s Multi Professional Academy

St Christopher’s Multi Professional Academy

Learn about the challenges of delivering holistic palliative care and what we can do to overcome these challenges

9 January 2019


Are you at a crossroads? Are global challenges forcing you to rethink how to develop your palliative care services? This is the focus of the Multi-Professional (MP) Academy – a newly developed programme based on over 30 years of experience of our world-renowned Multi-Professional (MP) Week. 

It has become clear that there is an increased need for support for those who, in the light of new global challenges, now need to evaluate and rethink how palliative care services should be developed. 

For now we are convinced that learning on these inter-disciplinary, international programmes cannot simply be translated into an online programme of e-learning. Effective learning relies on taking MP Academy participants on a journey, calling upon their imagination as they move from the origins of the vision; that initial epiphany of Cicely Saunders as she observed the suffering of the dying cancer patient; through the years of refinement of palliative care principles by the early pioneers; to the present reality of a very different world where people live longer and with multiple conditions and complex needs. 

MP Academy participants and tutors alike listen to patients, carers and one another sharing their experiences. They explore solutions to the issues, both the universal and the culturally specific. A community of learning which is dynamic and professionally enriching emerges, full of leadership potential. 

In the past, students would return to their countries inspired by the example set by the courage of Cicely Saunders and others. Today, technology can enable students to stay connected, to continue to be inspired by the courage and determination of their peers, their contemporaries scattered around the globe, and they can together collect data, measure outcomes and share knowledge as an international community of practice. 

9 January 2019

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