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Palliative Care

DAY 1

Name of the session

Palliative Care (Day 1) 

Description of course

Palliative Care (Day 1) (Delivered/Led by Yvonne Gray)

The day is an introductory day which covers 4 x main areas of discussion.

1 – What is Palliative Care?

2 – Who is Palliative care for and when is someone deemed as needing Palliative Care and also illness trajectories from the point of diagnosis, 

3 – The importance of communication between the individual, family and those involved in the wider caring team and

4 – Looking After Yourself, the emotional and behavioural effects of working in Palliative Care. .  The day uses presentations, discussion, activities and case studies to help develop understanding.

Who is it for?

All care staff working in care homes or across the community and are involved with supporting Palliative Care

What will I learn?

This is an introduction to Palliative care which will help you to identify what is meant by the term Palliative Care, who may be involved in meeting someone’s care needs and identifying your own values and concerns in relation to supporting individuals with complex needs and different illness.

Where is the session?

See venue at time of booking 

How to book

 No future dates at present.

Testimonials

The group work and discussions were really helpful

I learned a lot from others experience and ideas

The day gave me time to think about how I feel about supporting someone at the end of their life and how it affects me

DAY 2

Name of the session

Palliative Care (Day 2)

Description of course

Palliative Care (Day 2) (Delivered by the MacMillan Practice Educators)

This day builds on the learning from Day 1 and looks at the impact of different illnesses on individual’s needs, the medications often prescribed and their effects.

Who is it for?

Aimed at staff who have attended Day 1 or other foundation/introductory Palliative Care training.

What will I learn?

You will learn what signs to look for which may indicate a change in individuals’ support needs/health.  The effects/side effects of common medication prescribed.

Where is the session?

See venue at time of booking 

How to book

 No future dates at present.

Testimonials

It was helpful to be able to ask questions of the MacMillan nursing staff

Learning about different medications makes me feel more confident when working with clients

Between what I learned on Day 1 and now Day 2 I feel I have a much better understanding of palliative Care