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September 2018

Working with groups: Building the core skills of group facilitation.

4th September 2018, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
£60.00

Working with groups : building the core skills of group facilitation and considering their application within different settings, such as managing family meetings; team meetings; and support groups. Facilitated by Jonathan Hartley and Nikki Archer, St Giles Hospice Director of Supportive Care. How often do you feel overwhelmed, bored or impatient when running a group or facilitating a meeting? Many people given the role of facilitator, without support or training, do their best to prepare by organising the time, venue and…

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October 2018

Advance Care Planning Study Day

3rd October 2018, 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Sutton Coldfield Hospice, Lindridge Road
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B75 6JB United Kingdom
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£60.00

This Study Day is a more in depth opportunity to explore the benefits and challenges of advance care planning.

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January 2019

Exploring Ethics in Palliative Care : The Keele University Programme

11th January 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
Free

The School of Law and The School of Nursing and Midwifery are pleased to invite you to ‘Exploring Ethics in Palliative Care: The Keele University Programme’. If you are a professional or have other serious interest in medical ethics and palliative care then join us on 11 January 2019 to find out more about our MA/PGDIP programme.  

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Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care for HCA’s and Support Workers

14th January 2019, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
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This one day course is aimed at Health Care Assistants and Support Workers (Bands 1-4) and will give an overview of Palliative and End of Life care.  To support you in the care of a palliative or end of life patient, we are offering an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the following; Palliative and End of Life Care Person centred care The patients journey Spirituality Bereavement care Symptom Control Communication This is free training funded by Health…

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Nutrition Study Day

21st January 2019, 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
£60.00

In early 2017 the dysphagia descriptors for modified textures and fluids changed, this study day will explore these new descriptors. We will also include an update on MUST and exploring how meals and drinks can be fortified to increase the calorie content for patients. The day will include practical elements to demonstrate the link between theory and practice. This study day is suitable for all health and social care professionals.  

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Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care for HCA’s and Support Workers

22nd January 2019, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Rodbaston Hall, Rodbaston Campus, Penkridge
Staffordshire, ST19 5PH
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This one day course is aimed at Health Care Assistants and Support Workers (Bands 1-4) and will give an overview of Palliative and End of Life care.  To support you in the care of a palliative or end of life patient, we are offering an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the following; Palliative and End of Life Care Person centred care The patients journey Spirituality Bereavement care Symptom Control Communication This is free training funded by Health…

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February 2019

Essentials in Palliative Care

28th February 2019, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Katharine House Hospice Business Centre, Unit 1 Priestly Court
Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford ST18 0LQ
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This study day is aimed at Registered Nurses and will provide essential training in the following topics; T34 Syringe Pump Verification of Death Difficult Conversations Sessions will be facilitated by St Giles Hospice qualified professionals.

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March 2019

Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life

7th March 2019, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Katharine House Hospice Business Centre, Unit 1 Priestly Court
Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford ST18 0LQ

This 5 day course will give Managers and Deputies the knowledge and skills in a range of areas related to end of life care to develop provision and manage staff effectively to provide excellent care. The course starts on the 7th March, and runs over 4 months with one approximately 1 classroom day per month. The course is aimed at registered managers and deputies within a care home, nursing home or residential home setting. It will include ; Leadership styles and organisational…

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Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care for HCA’s and Support Workers

14th March 2019, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Katharine House Hospice Business Centre, Unit 1 Priestly Court
Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford ST18 0LQ
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This one day course is aimed at Health Care Assistants and Support Workers (Bands 1-4) and will give an overview of Palliative and End of Life care.  To support you in the care of a palliative or end of life patient, we are offering an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the following; Palliative and End of Life Care Person centred care The patients journey Spirituality Bereavement care Symptom Control Communication This is free training funded by Health…

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Supporting children and young people facing loss or bereavement

19th March 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
£40.00

This training is for all professionals who encounter bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector.   This workshop aims to give participants an understanding of the issues for children and young people. Topics will include: -           Children’s understanding of death: how children can be supported during the serious illness of someone close to them -           Gain an understanding of the theories of loss and bereavement in relation to children…

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Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life

22nd March 2019, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom

This 5 day course will give Managers and Deputies the knowledge and skills in a range of areas related to end of life care to develop provision and manage staff effectively to provide excellent care. The course starts on the 22nd March, and runs over 5 months with one 1 classroom day per month. The course is aimed at registered managers and deputies within a care home, nursing home or residential home setting. It will include ; Leadership styles and organisational culture…

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April 2019

Advance Care Planning Study Day

15th April 2019, 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Katharine House Hospice Business Centre, Unit 1 Priestly Court
Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford ST18 0LQ
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This Study Day is a more in depth opportunity to explore the benefits and challenges of advance care planning.

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Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care for HCA’s and Support Workers

17th April 2019, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
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This one day course is aimed at Health Care Assistants and Support Workers (Bands 1-4) and will give an overview of Palliative and End of Life care.  To support you in the care of a palliative or end of life patient, we are offering an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the following; Palliative and End of Life Care Person centred care The patients journey Spirituality Bereavement care Symptom Control Communication This is free training funded by Health…

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Essentials in Palliative Care Update

18th April 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session is aimed at registered nurses and will refresh the knowledge and skills gained on the Essentials of Palliative Care Study Day.

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Supporting people with learning disabilities through loss and bereavement

30th April 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
£25.00

The aim of this workshop is to explore issues related to the proactive support of people with learning disabilities experiencing loss, change and bereavement. Guided case studies, group work and video footage will be used to identify the inherent issues; nurture a shared dialogue; and explore practical responses to supporting grief work in a person centred way with this marginalized population This workshop is being facilitated by Dr Sue Read, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, Research Director; School International Director, Keele…

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May 2019

Essentials in Palliative Care

1st May 2019, 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
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This study day is aimed at Registered Nurses and will provide essential training in the following topics; T34 Syringe Pump Verification of Death Difficult Conversations Sessions will be facilitated by St Giles Hospice qualified professionals.

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Dementia Awareness

20th May 2019, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
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Free

This free session is open to all and will cover Dementia & the Brain and Dementia Friends. Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways in which you can help.  From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. Dementia and the brain will cover diagnosis and how the different parts of the brain might be affected by dementia and how this then might result in altered behaviour. This…

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Advance Care Planning Study Day

21st May 2019, 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Cannock Chase Skills and Innovation Hub, The Green
Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1UE
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This Study Day is a more in depth opportunity to explore the benefits and challenges of advance care planning.

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Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care for HCA’s and Support Workers

22nd May 2019, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
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This one day course is aimed at Health Care Assistants and Support Workers (Bands 1-4) and will give an overview of Palliative and End of Life care.  To support you in the care of a palliative or end of life patient, we are offering an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the following; Palliative and End of Life Care Person centred care The patients journey Spirituality Bereavement care Symptom Control Communication This is free training funded by Health…

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June 2019

Complicated Grief Study Day

12th June 2019, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road
Whittington, Lichfield WS149LH United Kingdom
£60.00

When is grief complex or complicated? A study day for anyone who is involved in supporting families who are facing loss or have been bereaved. Supporting grieving patients and families is a core aspect of palliative and end of life care. This can be a challenge for those involved, particularly when grief reactions appear to be unhelpful and complicated. This study day will explore: What is normal grief? When does grief become complex or complicated? When are patterns of responses…

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