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St Andrew's Hospice Education

St Andrew's Hospice offers a range of education opportunities, including a short course programme, and university validated courses. For further details click here.

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St Columba's Hospice Education

St Columba's Hospice runs a number of modules, resources and training sessions. For further details click here

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Strathcarron Hospice Education Centre

For a list of the latest courses from the hospice, click here

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St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Education

For a list of the latest courses from the hospice, click here.

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NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Please click here for Information about NHS Education for Scotland(NES) post-registration training in palliative nursing care and multi-professional palliative care.

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Further information about any of the courses below should be obtained from the individual organisers.

Communication, Loss Grief and Bereavement

April 16, 2018 - April 23, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street Airdrie ML6 6DJ

(An opportunity for accreditation through ‘Work Based Learning’) This course will provide knowledge of effective communication and why this is integral to the delivery of palliative and end of life care. Provide knowledge and understanding of theories of loss and grief.

Understand barriers to good communication and how challenges can be overcome. Gain knowledge and understanding of the significance of stages of human development and capacity, and the impact this may have on responses to loss, grief and bereavement.

Cost: £60.00

For more information contact Christine Reaoch Education Secretary:
Email: christine.reaoch@standrews.scot.nhs.uk
Tel: 01236 772017
http://www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Advanced Therapeutic Communication Skills - Using Personality Type

April 20, 2018 - April 27, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street Airdrie ML6 6DJ

Over the last ten years, models of patient listening and communicating have proliferated. They have raised consciousness about the importance and difficulty of communication not only with patients but also within the Healthcare team. However these models appear to assume that all recipients are “the same”- what will work for one person will work for another. As practitioners, we know this is not the case

Cost: £190

For more information contact Christine Reaoch Education Secretary:
Email: christine.reaoch@standrews.scot.nhs.uk
Tel: 01236 772017
http://www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Health & Social Care

May 10, 2018 - May 17, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street Airdrie ML6 6DJ

(An opportunity for accreditation through 'Work Based Learning')
This course is a 2 day introduction to spirituality in health care and has been developed with an understanding of spiritual care in its broadest sense. It is acknowledged that spirituality includes whatever gives a person meaning, value and worth in their life. Spirituality and religion are clearly distinguishable.

Cost: £60.00

For more information contact Christine Reaoch Education Secretary:
Email: christine.reaoch@standrews.scot.nhs.uk
Tel: 01236 772017
http://www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Health & Social Care

May 10, 2018 - May 17, 2018 -

(An opportunity for accreditation through 'Work Based Learning')

Recognise how a person’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing can be affected by living with life-limiting illness. Working with the person, family and carers to identify and review the outcomes that matter to them, and put them at the centre of their care and support.

Spirituality is concerned with the dimensions of self, others and the cosmos and the ontological questions of life: Who am I? Who are we? Why are we here?

It is acknowledged that spirituality includes whatever gives a person meaning, value and worth in their life. Spirituality and religion are clearly distinguishable.

For more information contact For more information contact Christine Reaoch Education Secretary::
Email: christine.reaoch@standrews.scot.nhs.uk
Tel: 01236 772017
http://www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Managing Challenging Behaviour

May 24, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street Airdrie ML6 6DJ

This one day course will provide a theoretical and ethical framework within which to explore understanding and manage challenging behaviour and raise awareness of the nature causes and factors contributing to aggressive behaviour in Health & Social care settings.

Cost: £30.00

For more information contact Christine Reaoch Education Secretary:
Email: christine.reaoch@standrews.scot.nhs.uk
Tel: 01236 772017
http://www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Communication, Loss Grief and Bereavement

June 19, 2018 - June 26, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street Airdrie ML6 6DJ

(An opportunity for accreditation through 'Work Based Learning') This 2 day course includes listening skills and deals with the stages of grief, the tasks of mourning, coping with feelings, meeting the needs of the bereaved and the importance of confidentiality.

Cost: £60.00

For more information contact Christine Reaoch Education Secretary:
Email: christine.reaoch@standrews.scot.nhs.uk
Tel: 01236 772017
http://www.st-andrews-hospice.com

Challenge or Conform: Finding Consensus in an Evolving Specialty

September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018 - John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

Join us at our annual conference at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh on 27th & 28th September 2018. As always the invited speakers are experts in their field and combine knowledge of the evidence-base as well as a wealth of practical experience. The conference is relevant to all healthcare professionals.

We are now open for Abstract Submission. The Strathcarron Conference is a great way to showcase your work to colleagues from all over the UK. For more information please visit our website https://www.strathcarronhospice.net/Event/annual-conference-2018

Confirmed Speakers:
Professor Mike Bennett - Evolving Challenges in Cancer Pain Management: When are Chronic Pain Approaches Applicable?

Professor David Clark - Palliative Care and Public Health: An Asymmetrical Relationship?

Dr Richard Simcock - Is Cancer a Chronic Illness yet?

Dr Kevin Boyd - Myeloma: An Update on Management

Dr Claire Higham - Sodium Abnormalities in Malignant Disease

Dr Jean MacLeod - Managing Diabetes at the End of Life

Dr Katherine Hands - Blood Transfusion and the Alternatives

Professor Allan Gaw - Academic Writing – Tips for the Beginner

Professor Richard Huxtable - Surely it must be time to stop now?

Application for CPD Points will be made from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

Cost: Various

For more information contact Lindsey Manzie:
Email: lindsey.manzie@nhs.net
Tel: 01324826222
https://www.strathcarronhospice.net/Event/annual-conference-2018

Infection Prevention in Care and at Home One Day Conference

September 30, 2018 - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Infection Prevention Society is delighted to offer an Infection Prevention in Care and at Home One Day Conference which will focus on providing services for people in care and those receiving care at home.

The programme will focus on achieving excellence in infection prevention practice to reduce the risk of infections for this vulnerable population. Infection prevention is high on the agenda for every healthcare organisation and finding expert affordable training for you and your team can be problematic. However, the Infection Prevention Society is offering this one-day conference which will address some of the most important current challenges we face in care homes and care at home by presenting the latest evidence and applications for practice.

This day is relevant for all staff and in particular those senior staff with the accountability for infection prevention within the organisation.

The cost to attend is £95 and this includes access to the UK’s largest infection prevention and control exhibition offering you the opportunity to view new and innovative products and discuss your requirements with company professionals. A large poster area will also be displayed throughout the conference within the exhibition hall.

For more information visit http://ips.uk.net/conference/one-day-conferences/#in-care-and-at-home

Cost: £95

For more information contact Lauren Nagle:
Email: events@fitwise.co.uk
Tel: 01506 292 042
http://ips.uk.net/conference/one-day-conferences/#in-care-and-at-home

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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