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Future opportunities for the pioneering nurse

St Christopher's CARE


02 Dec, 2021
7.30 to 19.30 GMT (some repeated sessions)

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Free one-day virtual conference

Join this free one-day virtual conference that draws together pioneering nurses from around the world.

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Running from 7.30 to 19.30 GMT (with some repeated sessions to allow connection across different time zones).

This conference is jointly delivered by St Christopher’s CARE and ICPCN. ICPCN is the global umbrella organisation for children’s palliative care, with a mission to achieve the best quality of life and care for children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, their families and carers worldwide.

Within the programme we will:

  1. Explore some of the key domains of a pioneering nurse at a conceptual level (visionary leadership, public health approaches, critical and creative thinking)
  2. Provide some guidance for the development of pioneering skills and attributes
  3. Provide examples of how pioneering characteristics have driven change on the ground and how nurses have maximised their impact through partnership working, focused interventions and proactive engagement
  4. Celebrate the significant impact and nursing journey of a number of pioneering nurses

  • Register your interest

  • Who is it for?

    • Are you a nurse pushing the boundaries to advance the nursing profession?
    • Are you committed to redressing inequalities related to end of life?
    • Would you like to meet others doing similar work and create a network that could support you in the future?
    • Do you want to be part of a community where you could have real international impact through sharing your practice?

    If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, this conference if for you!

  • What will the course look like?

    This conference:

    • Draws on the experience of nurse pioneers across the globe
    • Is available on-line
    • Will be supported with real time translation into French, Spanish and Portuguese
    • Will include some break out rooms for discussion
    • Will be filmed so that you can watch parts of the programme again or in your own time
  • Programme

    Core sessions for repeat at the start and end of the day

    Recognising yourself or others as a pioneering nurse: some key characteristics of nurses who lead transformational change through their career

    Provoking change through pioneering: a journey of vision, courage, self- development and opportunity

    Making the case for nursing as a pioneer: an introduction to a new contemporary model of nursing which highlights the unique offer of nursing to end of life care

    Keynote presentations to take place between 1300 and 1500 GMT

    In the middle of the day we will offer a series of talks from leading nurses across the world including:

    • Nicoletta Mitria
    • Myrna Doumit
    • David Wright

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