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Hospice UK

The events listing on the UK edition of ehospice, which is managed by Hospice UK, provides details of forthcoming events in hospice, palliative and end of life care from a range of training providers.

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National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)

The National Council for Palliative Care lists a number of events, provided by themselves and others at:

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St Christopher's Hospice

St Christopher's Hospice in London provides various courses, and their Palliative and End of Life Care Education Programme can be viewed via their website

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Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford

Sobell House in Oxford provides various courses, and their Palliative and End of Life Care Education Programme can be viewed via their website.

Introduction to End of Life Care for Pharmacists

February 27, 2018 - Sobell Study Centre, Oxford

Due to an aging population living with co-morbidities, pharmacists require confidence in their ability to offer end of life care which is of a high quality. Whatever setting or practice, the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients who are approaching end of life and their families or carers will be needed.
This day will be centred around the NICE Quality Standard QS144 for Care of the Dying Adult in Last Days of Life.
The day will cover:
Management of symptoms at end of life
Difficult conversations
Use of syringe pumps and the subcutaneous route
Opioid conversions

By the end of the day, participants will :
Recognise symptoms which may suggest that a patient is entering
the last weeks of life
Feel confident in opioid conversions and the use of medications via
the subcutaneous route
Increased confidence in working with the multidisciplinary team to
advise and provide high quality care
Provide evidence for GPhC CPD and RPS Faculty e-Portfolio

Cost: £95

For more information contact Yvonne Roy:
Tel: 01865225886

DoLS – Past, Present and Future

April 20, 2018 - Sobell Study Centre, Oxford

target audience
Staff working for NHS or Private hospitals and Care Home. Community Nursing and Social Care Staff. CHC assessors and case managers, Doctors. Social Workers and Support staff.

about this course
This course is aimed at understanding the origins of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards [DoLS] and why there is a need to protect vulnerable people. Understand the current DoLS system from a range of perspectives, exploring the roles of the various parties involved. Help look at how skills in completing the process can be improved to drive up quality and ensure good compliance with CC Inspections. Explore what the future holds for DoLS in light of the Law Commission’s proposed reforms.
This day will help to:
Explore the origin of DoLS
Learn practical skills for assessing mental capacity to consent to
Examine the current process and individual roles within it
Help to clarify the need for high quality referrals and reports
Explore what the future holds for DoLS in light of the new Law
Commission reforms

Cost: £95

For more information contact Yvonne Roy:
Tel: 01865 225886
http://Sobell Study Centre, Churchill Hospital, Headington

Challenging Decisions at the End of Life: An Ethical Perspective

May 11, 2018 - Sobell Study Centre, Oxford

Decision-making at the end of life is beset with sometimes agonising ethical and legal challenges. These challenges are not just philosophical but practical: clinicians encounter ethical problems on a daily basis when making decisions about the care of patients approaching the end of life, whether relating to DNACPR decisions, withdrawal of treatment decisions, or artificial nutrition and hydration. Patients often have reduced decision-making capacity and their quality of life may be very difficult to judge accurately. Patients, relatives and clinicians may have strong and potentially conflicting views about the relative importance of values such as preserving life or minimising suffering.

This study day aims to offer an introduction to approaching complex ethical problems at the end of life. It will also provide an overview of the key philosophical debates relevant to each topic as well as the relevant legal frameworks.

Participants will work through case studies which will provide an opportunity to consider these issues in more depth, and to be stimulated and challenged by the viewpoints of others in a supportive environment. Participants will be invited to discuss examples from their own practice which they have found particularly thought-provoking or difficult.

Participants will gain confidence in thinking through complex dilemmas they encounter in their future clinical practice and hopefully be stimulated to further enquiry. They will also have the opportunity to develop a more in-depth understanding of the ethical principles.

Cost: £95

For more information contact Yvonne Roy:
Tel: 01865225886

Events included in this list are obtained from various sources.

Details are listed for information purposes only and are not necessarily recommended by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

Individual organisers should be contacted for further details, and no responsibility is taken by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care for any errors or omissions or for any changes made by organisers.

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