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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.

End of Life Care

September 4, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

This one day course is for health and social care professionals working with patients at the end of life.
It will provide knowledge and understanding of the dying process and common symptoms in the last days of life, knowledge of principles and national and local guidelines on caring for people in the last days and hours of life and knowledge of the place of nutrition and hydration in the last days of life.
Understand the ethical dilemmas that arise in relation to decision-making in the last days of life and have knowledge and understanding of culture, beliefs and rituals that guide practices before and after death.

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

Fundamental Principles of Palliative Care

September 6, 2018 - September 13, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

This 2 day course will provide the opportunity to understand the importance of identifying people with palliative and end of life care needs within your care setting.
Gain knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of a palliative care approach that embraces the interdependence of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the person, family and carers. Develop your knowledge and understanding of diversity, cultural beliefs and preferences within the context of providing palliative and end of life care.

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

Communication, Loss Grief and Bereavement

September 10, 2018 - September 17, 2018 - St Andrews Hospice, Henderson Street, AIrdrie, ML6 6DJ

This 2 day 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. Understand the issues of uncertainty in life-limiting illness

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

Oncology: Challenges and changing outcomes Symposium

September 21, 2018 - Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

There have been significant advances in cancer treatment in the last decade however significant challenges remain in early diagnosis and optimal management. This symposium will not focus on specific tumour sites but instead will provide an overview in the challenges in oncology including the management of oncology emergencies, common mistakes resulting in delayed diagnosis and a session on escalation of care and recognising the dying patient. It will conclude with an update on important surgical, radiotherapy and systemic therapy treatment advances in oncology that have a significant impact in improving outcome.

Our speakers have been specifically selected to ensure the day is as stimulating and interactive as possible with plenty of time for a lively discussion. This oncology symposium is designed to attract a wide variety of healthcare professionals including GPs, physicians, doctors' in training, nurse practitioners, medical students and oncologists.

Cost: £145

For more information contact Christine Berewick:
Email: c.berwick@rcpe.ac.uk
Tel: +441312473634
http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/555/oncology-conference

Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Health & Social Care

September 25, 2018 - October 2, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

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

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

Palliative Care:Principles of Practice

September 26, 2018 - October 31, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

(Scottish Higher Education - SQCF Level 9)
This module aims to encourage students to extend their knowledge and skills and in so doing enhance their ability to meet the needs of the patients requiring palliative care. These modules include pharmacological management of pain, enhancing communication, symptom control, ethics, spirituality and end of life issues.

Cost: £100 for accreditation Fre

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

Advanced Therapeutic Communication Skills - Using Personality Type

September 28, 2018 - October 5, 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

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

Communication, Loss Grief and Bereavement

October 23, 2018 - October 30, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

This 2 day 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. Understand the issues of uncertainty in life-limiting illness

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

Breaking Bad News

November 8, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

This is a 1-day workshop designed to develop a deeper understanding of the grieving process and what may or may not facilitate the process in the patient and their significant other.

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

Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects of Health & Social Care

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

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

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

Communication in Crisis

November 28, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

This one day course aims to provide a theoretical and practical understanding and supportive communication in crisis situations, particularly when working with people who have been the recipients of bad news. Course content includes: Common reactions to bad news, Understanding the process, communicating in crisis situations, Empathy, Coping strategies and Hope.

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

Managing Challenging Behaviour

December 3, 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 your understanding and ability to manage challenging behaviour.
It will raise awareness of the nature causes and factors contributing to aggressive behaviour in a Health/Social Care Setting.
Monday 3rd December 2018

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

December 4, 2018 - December 11, 2018 - St Andrew's Hospice, Henderson Street, Airdrie, ML6 6DJ

This 2 day 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. Understand the issues of uncertainty in life-limiting illness

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

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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